Specific Needs

Holiday Gift Program 2014: Books, Games, Warm Accessories!

During the month of December, we will be distributing new books and games, and mittens and hats to families with children (ages 0-18 years who are living with them) who use the Food Pantry.

We are gratefully accepting donations of new books, games and warm accessories for children of all ages. You can bring them to the Center, starting now thru December.

If you’d like to donate to this program, you can bring the following to the Center, starting now thru mid December:

  • new books for ages 0-18 (we sometimes need more young adult titles), 
  • new games (family board games, dice games, card games), and
  • new warm accessories for children (ages 0-18) (including mittens, scarves, neck warmers, hats)

Let the greeters at the reception desk know you’re bringing donations for the Holiday Gift Program, or you can see Tracey or Mindy.

Help Us Fill Our Thanksgiving Boxes

Go here, scroll down, for information on our special Thanksgiving food distribution.

The Pantry needs:

Top Ten Most Wanted Items in the Food Pantry

1.   nut butters

2.   soups

3.   canned fruit

4.   cereal

5.   canned vegetables

6.   canned beans

7.   dry lentils

8.   whole grains

9.   healthy snacks for kids*

10. canned fish

* suggested snacks here 

Personal Care Items:

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

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby Diapers
  • Sanitary napkins and tampons

The Community Store needs:

  • New underwear
  • New socks
  • Winter sweaters
  • Winter boots
  • mittens, scarves, hats
  • handwarmers

Our Community Dining Room needs:

Gently used, clean, in complete working condition:

  • High chairs
  • Booster seats


revised, May 2014