What the Food Pantry Needs – the latest

Thank you Simple Gesture donors and volunteers.  This food collection program works because of YOU.  If you are organized and disciplined, you probably have a bag all ready to be picked up, with one item donated from each trip to the store.  But if you’re like me, you may make a trip to the store this week to fill your cool green bag.  This page update is for you:  Here’s what we’re hearing are the top items needed from the Norwell Food Pantry:

(this list updated April 23)

  • V-8 Tomato Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Kool Aid Mix
  • Ice Tea Mix
  • Coffee Ground and Instant (please no decaf or flavored)
  • Pickles (Dill and Bread & Butter)
  • Hershey Syrup
  • Cookies
  • Ritz
  • Saltines
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
  • School Snacks
  • Sweet Cereal
  • Chocolate Cereal
  • Dinty Moore Beef Stew
  • Hormel Chili (w/Beans & w/o Beans)
  • Canned Chicken
  • Chef Boyardee Beef-a-Roni
  • Spam
  • Corn Beef Hash
  • Bumble Bee Tuna (Solid White in water, is best)
  • Honey
  • Oil
  • 1 lb. Boxes of Sugar
  • Carnation Evaporated Milk (No “Fat Free” Please)
  • Powdered Milk (Individual Packets Please)
  • Capri Sun (No Lemonade or Roaring Waters, Please)
  • Cat Food Wet
  • Cat Food Dry
  • Dog Food Wet
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mouthwash
  • Kleenex
  • Toothpaste (Colgate or Crest, please)
  • Toothbrushes (Adult and Child)
  • Wipes
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Items not needed at this point

Pasta
Rice
Peanut butter
Canned Vegetables
Beans (Black, Pinto, kinder beans, baked beans, or green beans)

Please try and stick to regular size items (no family size or BJ size bottles)

If when you clicked “needed” you were thinking we need drivers or volunteer sorters for our next pickup, of course we do!  Just drop us a note: asimplegesture.norwell@gmail.com, or tell us on our Contact Us page.  We love to help students from 7th grade to 12th grade develop good community service habits, and also like their energy for sorting and eyes for checking expiration dates!

Finally, if your personal charitable giving includes community service organizations like ours, we hope you’ll donate to help defray our ongoing costs,