Donations of canned food and dry goods are increasingly difficult to find. And as the composition of the food changes, the food bank must turn towards more purchased foods to make up the difference between what’s donated and what’s needed.
Financial support allows us to obtain foods rich in nutrition and consistent with wholesome meal preparation. These are foods like cereal, peanut butter, pastas, canned vegetables, soups and tuna. We assist rural schools with their BackPack programs and source foods for many agency distribution events, which often can only be accommodated by purchasing food. Getting fresh fruits and vegetables to families and the elderly often means obtaining produce from a variety of local, state and regional growers.