How Can You Support the Food Bank?
Once again we are collecting contributions for the Thurston County Food Bank at our December dinner meeting. Last year we collected cash and food that was well appreciated when we delivered it. Please remember again to bring your food contributions to the meeting. You will receive an extra raffle ticket for your contribution. Let's see if we can beat last year and be a service to our community at a time when any support is needed.
Gifts of Cash. A dollar given to the Food Bank will in fact buy a third more food than you typically can at the store. The Food Bank does not pay retail prices for the food it buys and generally pays below wholesale prices. Of course we also always need money to pay our utility bills and meet other overhead costs as well.
Gifts of Food. What we need most are high-protein foods (canned tuna, peanut butter, beef stew) and children’s favorites (macaroni and cheese, boxed cereal, canned fruit). We also often need items for our special needs clients. Low salt soups and vegetables, fruit packed in water or its own juice, fl ip top cans of fruit, vegetables or soups, or foods appropriate for vegetarians. Things to avoid include items packed in glass and bulk items requiring repackaging.
Thurston County Food Bank philosophy "We believe that the hungry must be fed in an atmosphere of neighbor helping neighbor."