Donate Food and Food Drives

 

Rebecca Fricke & Niri UU

 

Non-perishable food is always needed and welcomed in our Emergency Food Pantry.  Feel free to come by with any non-perishable items during our open hours or by special arrangement.  We appreciate everything, but have included a list (below) of the most wanted food items in our pantry. We also always welcome personal hygiene items (also listed below).

Want to organize a community food drive?

Please let us know if you’re organizing (or would like to organize) a Food Drive!
Contact Niri, our Pantry Coordinator or email her at: niri@amherstsurvival.org.   We can give you a list of needed items and we can put it on our calendar (so we can plan for it). See the list below for most wanted foods. You may also be interested in reviewing (and downloading) our online Food Drive Toolkit.  THANK YOU!

You can register your community food drive here.

Prepared and/or perishable food is often welcome in our Kitchen. Please contact our Kitchen Coordinator, Linda: (x103) or brooks@amherstsurvival.org .

The Pantry needs:

The Most Wanted Items in the Food Pantry

(no/low salt and no/low sugar options are encouraged!)

1.   canned protein (fish, chicken)

2.   soups

3.   canned fruit

4.   cereal

5.   canned vegetables

6.   canned beans

7.   dry lentils

8.   rice, pasta

9.  side dishes (rice pilaf, ramen noodles)

9.   spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes

10.  healthy kids’ snacks

Personal Care Items:

The Pantry also distributes personal care items (in all sizes including samples), such as:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary napkins and tampons
  • Disposable diapers