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):
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
CLIENTS WE SERVE!