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:

Pickles (Bread and Butter and Dill)
V-8
Hellmann’s Mayonase (no fat free please)
Vegetable Oil
Laundry Pods
Toilet Paper
Dog Food Wet
Paper Towels
Dog Food Dry
Pop Tarts (Strawberry and Blueberry Please)
Cat Food Wet
Canned Ham
Cat Food Dry
Chocolate Cereal
Powdered Milk (Individual packets please)
Carnation Evaporated Milk (Please no Fat Free)
Apple Juice
1lb Boxes of Sugar
Cranberry Juice
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Sweet Cereal
Cheese Its
Capri Sun (please no lemonade or roarin waters)
White Vinegar
Canned Fruit (please get the “no sugar added” cans)
Cookies (Please no Chocolate Chip)
Pears
Mouthwash
Pineapple
Mixed Fruit
Mandarin oranges

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,