Food Drive for FISH Pantry

2024 Food Drive Flyer

Starting April 1 through 12, we will place a trailer outside the front of Village Hall to collect food donations to Lockport's FISH Food Pantry. Please take a look at the following helpful tips when donating food. 

Organized List of Recommended Food Donations:
1. Macaroni and Cheese: Everyone donates Kraft Mac & Cheese in the box.
Note: It needs milk and butter, which are hard to get from food banks.
2. Boxed Milk: Consider donating as it is a treasure, especially needed for cereal.
3. Pasta: Everyone donates pasta sauce & spaghetti noodles.
4. Canned Foods: Ensure pop tops or donate can openers.
5. Oil: A luxury needed for Rice A Roni.
6. Spices, Salt, & Pepper: Considered a real gift.
7. Tea and Coffee: Are caring gifts.
8. Sugar and Flour: Considered treats.
9. Fresh Produce: Important donations from farmers and grocery stores.
10. Seeds: Great in spring and summer for easy growing.
11. Fresh Meat: Rarely available.
12. Tuna and Crackers: Make a good lunch.
13. Hamburger Helper: Requires ground beef.
14. Peanut Butter and Jelly: Common, but sandwich bread is needed.
15. Butter or Margarine: Good additions.
16. Eggs: A commodity.
17. Cake Mix and Frosting: Make it possible to celebrate a child's birthday.
18. Dishwashing Detergent: Expensive but always appreciated.
19. Feminine Hygiene Products: A luxury that is deeply appreciated.
20. Stove Top Stuffing: Loved by everyone
21. Opt. for Nutritious Non-Perishables: Examples include canned vegetables, fruits, whole grain pasta, rice, beans, meat, and nut butters.
22. Ensure items are within expiration dates and undamaged.
23. Consider Dietary Restrictions: Donate gluten-free, dairy-free, or low-sugar options.
24. Donate in Bulk: Larger quantities help meet the needs of more individuals.
25. Spread the Word: Encourage participation through social media, email, or word of mouth
26. Monetary Donations: Consider making a monetary donation for flexibility.
27. Volunteer: If possible, volunteer at the food drive or organization's distribution center to make a meaningful impact beyond food donations.

By following these tips, you can make a positive contribution to your community through food drives and help ensure that those in need have access to nutritious meals!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!