From Newport Food Pantry
Katherine Myers, Manager
Yesterday, I spoke with a woman who is in constant pain because she can’t visit the dentist and feed her children. There are several young men who request ground meat instead of chicken or beef pieces because, as children, their dental needs were not taken care of and it hurts when they chew. I shudder to think what the future holds for the 600 plus children who are members of families who rely on the pantry to supplement their food supply. Good nutrition and medical care are so important and there are not adequate resources to help all who are in need.
As spring approaches, we look forward to planting the garden and receiving healthy produce from generous gardens around town. In the meantime, we are in great need of healthy nonperishables such as dry red beans, split peas, white beans, and black beans. Brown rice never stays on the shelf very long. Hearty soups are very helpful for those who have limited cooking facilities. Canned meats and any other shelf stable protein are always in great demand. Canned fruits like pineapple and pumpkin are very much appreciated. And low sugar/high fiber cereals are an easy breakfast for those without kitchens.
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 hours and/or pantry location aren’t convenient for you, many wonderful organizations and businesses keep our food collection containers on site. For a complete list, go to http://newportfoodpantry.org and click on the donate link. We also purchase some food and have regular expenses that need to be met. Join our Hunger Action Monthly team by downloading the form at http://newportfoodpantry.org/HAM.pdf.
We are so appreciative of the generosity that defines the Newport community.
Newport Food Pantry