Newport Food Pantry Manager Kathrine Myers tells us:
The wonderful members of the Newport Volunteer Fire Department are once again hosting Hose Down Hunger in the Newport Safeway parking lot on Saturday, Feburary 4, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so please stop by and drop off nonperishable food items. They would love to meet you and show off their truck.
Shelf stable proteins like tuna and peanut butter are always needed. Soups, cereal, canned fruits, canned and dry beans, and ready to eat meals are all items we have trouble keeping on the shelves because of high demand. We love to see new foods come in as well so feel free to surprise us. We distributed 5,000 pounds of food last week so the shelves are looking a bit bare.
If you can’t drop food off at the Hose Down Hunger event on February 4, we have collection containers at many convenient locations around town. Click the “donate” link on our website at http://newportfoodpantry.org for a list of locations.
Of course, we also need and greatly appreciate financial support. Please see our flyer at http://newportfoodpantry.org/HAM.pdf for more information.
Thank you to everyone for your outstanding generosity