Food pantry provides wish list for Scouting for Food

Food pantry provides wish list for Scouting for Food

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Morgan Food Pantry Manager Julie Miller is grateful for all the support she gets each year from the annual Scouting for Food drive. This food drive comes at a critical time when supplies at food pantries are beginning to thin following the holiday season.
“All of the items we have on our shelves have been donated,” said Miller. She explained that about 75 percent of the items on the shelves throughout the year comes in from the Scouting for Food drive. “We are so blessed to live in this community. Folks here really reach out and help…often! Last year’s drive brought in over 10,000 lbs of food,” said Miller thankfully.
Morgan residents are encouraged to fill any bag or box with non-perishable food items to leave on their doorstep by 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Local Scouts will be going door-to-door collecting the donations. Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at local food pantry located in the Morgan City offices.
Donated food should be commercially packaged and non-perishable items low in sodium, sugar and corn syrup.
In years past, the pantry has received quite a few donations that were expired. “Unfortunately, we just have to throw these items out,” cautioned Miller. She continued asking residents to please check expiration dates before donating the needed items.
A “wish list” has also been submitted for items that are in the greatest demand in our county specifically.
Our local pantry is in need of the following items: pasta; peanut butter; catsup; cake mixes; pudding or jello; small bags of flour and sugar; any baking supplies; canned peaches; spaghetti sauce; canned meats; canned milk; sweetened condensed milk; laundry soap; dish soap; Ziploc bags; aluminum foil; toilet paper and paper towels.
Miller also wants to remind residents that she will not be checking income. She encourages anyone who is in need to come and participate. “We will have plenty of food to serve the community. Please come out and get what you need,” urged Miller.

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