Information from Newport Food Pantry
Applications for emergency food services keep coming in. On May 1, ten new families, three of them homeless, signed up to receive emergency food from the pantry. That brings the total up to 990 families representing 2307 people (a fourth of Newport’s population – editor’s note), many of whom are young children. Proper nutrition is so vital for growing brains and bones. We are almost completely out of canned meats, especially tuna. The cereal shelf is nearly empty. We have corn, green beans, and carrots but need other canned vegetables. And our canned fruit shelf is bare. Many families live in tiny facilities or even cars and campers so conveniently packaged items are essential for their survival.
Food donations can be dropped off here at the pantry Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, and Saturday morning until noon. If the pantry location and hours aren’t convenient for you, many wonderful organizations and businesses keep our food collection containers on site. For a complete list please click here. To make it extremely easy to help our hungry neighbors and friends, the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will take place on Saturday, May 12. Just put non-perishable food items in a bag or box and place near your mail box and your letter carrier will pick them up. All food collected in Newport will come to the Newport Food Pantry.
With Extreme Gratitude,
Newport Food Pantry