A message from Katherine Myers, Manager, Newport Food Pantry
Greetings from the Newport Food Pantry!
I am so amazed at the response from your readers. They have been wonderful filling our collection containers with peanut butter, cereal, canned meat, and ready to eat meals in a can. Those foods are always in high demand here at the pantry. Yesterday, a grateful woman with four teenagers was delighted to receive a very large jar of peanut butter.
We are still in great need of canned fruits, oatmeal, dry milk, flour/baking mixes, can openers, plastic bags for repacking (various sizes), dried beans (red, black, lentils, split peas), shelf stable milk products, shelf stable tofu, and condiments such as catsup and mustard.
Our collection containers are in many convenient locations including Walmart, Best For Hearing, Jan’s Pool Supply, Elizabeth Street Inn, Habitat For Humanity Restore, Newport Police Department, Animal Medical Care (pet food), Umpqua Bank, South Beach Christian Fellowship, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Atonement Lutheran Church, Church of the Nazarene, Longview Hills, Pacific Homes Beach Club, Nye Beach Sweets, and, of course, Newport Fire Department where food and donations can be dropped off 24 hours per day.