Care for Real seeks healthier food options for our clients!

Care for Real seeks healthier food options for our clients!

Care for Real is making an effort to not only “fill bellies” but to do so in a healthier more nutritious way.

As the majority of clients turning to Care or Real include seniors and families with children under the age of 18, we are seeking food donations to help ensure our clients are living healthier lifestyles. This coincides with our “client choice” food distribution model that allows folks to pick and choose the food they receive from Care for Real.

With that in mind, we are seeking the following:

HEALTHY FOOD DRIVES/DONATIONS:

Suggested Items are:

100% shelf stable low sugar/sugar free fruit juice

Whole wheat flour and cake mixes

Non-perishable canned goods (low sodium if possible)

Canned fruits (sugar free or light syrup)

Canned tuna and chicken and other meats (low sodium if possible/packed in water)

Breakfast cereals (whole grain)

Low fat peanut butter, light jams and jelly

Whole wheat pasta, brown and wild rice, dried beans, barley, bulgar, farro, quinoa, polenta

Low sodium soups and broths

Spaghetti and pizza sauce, pizza shells/crusts

Low sodium salsas, olive and canola oil

Canned beans (white, garbanzo, kidney, pinto, black, navy)

Canned tomatoes and vegetables (low sodium), canned artichokes, kalamati, black and green olives, dill pickles and pickled vegetables, sauerkraut, anchovies

Whole wheat crackers, whole wheat pizza crust

Mustard, ginger, raw sugar, spices, honey, vinegars, Parmesan cheese, low sodium soy sauce, low fat salad dressings and mayo

Nuts, seeds, fresh produce, dried fruit, pita chips, pretzels, popcorn, high fiber protein bars, fruit leather, tea and coffee

PERSONAL CARE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

(these are not included under SNAP benefits and are often “luxury goods” for our clients – we never have enough to go around):

Diapers

Shampoo, soap bars, body wash

Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, mouthwash,

Deodorant, lip balm, shaving cream   AND

Laundry Detergent, Color Safe Bleach

Dish Scrubbers; Dish Detergent

Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Household Cleaning Supplies, Windex, Lysol, Chlorox, 409 Spray, Tilex, etc.), Trash Bags; Disinfectant and Cleaning Wipes;  Kleenex; Napkins

Aluminum Foil; Saran Wrap; and Parchment Paper

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CARE FOR REAL

AND THE

CLIENTS WE SERVE!