My family is spreading the goodness as part of a sponsored series with GoGo squeeZ and Socialstars. #GoGosqueeZSquad
Now that the holidays are over and we have indulged in both food and gifts, it’s time to take a step back and put things into perspective. We are grateful that we can provide for our children’s needs but we know that that is not the case for every family. Even the ones in our own community.
Before Thanksgiving, our community held a food drive to benefit our local food pantry. Our food pantry services a lot of people and are always in need of donations. Most people forget about food pantries after the holidays and, sadly, that is when they need it the most. Their shelves are emptied helping people throughout the holiday season.
Now that the holidays are over, I know that it’s time to make that very important donation. Before making any donation, I look on their website to see what they were in most need of. It can change throughout the year depending on current donations but there are usually these 10 things that they need.
10 Things Your Food Pantry Needs Now
- Breakfast Bars
- Rice or Pasta Side Dishes
- Granola Bars
- Shampoo and Body Wash
- Canned Meat/Fish
- Peanut Butter
I normally stick with this list when I go shopping for our donations. Other things I keep in mind are things that my own kids like to eat. Our local food pantry services a ton of families, many with young kids. Chances are they like many of things that my own kids do.
When I had the opportunity to visit my son’s school before Winter Break, I noticed a trend in the lunchroom. GoGo squeeZ. I knew my own kids loved it and learned pretty quickly that a lot of kids love them for their lunches too! I knew we had to put them in our next donation to the food pantry.
GoGo squeeZ is all natural and made with simple ingredients that you can pronounce. Plus, GoGo squeeZ is nutritious and brings your kids important elements for a balanced diet.
Materne North America believes Goodness begins with us, and works to make life a little healthier and happier for its employees every day. They are committed to healthy nutrition for kids and support efforts to foster great eating habits for American kids.
Shopping tip: Keep a reusable shopping bag dedicated for your food pantry donations. As you are shopping sales and using coupons, purchase extra for your donations. You will be surprised how quickly your bag fills up!
FREE PRINTABLE FOOD PANTRY DONATION SHOPPING LIST
If you are planning to make a donation to your local food pantry, use our free printable shopping list to help you!
Originally posted 2012-03-06 08:15:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter