God calls us to feed the hungry! (James 2:14-18; 1 John 3:17-18, etc.) There are many people in our community that rely on local food pantries to provide food for their families, but these pantries often struggle to keep their shelves stocked. We are prepared to help meet this need and have partnered with several local ministries in need of volunteers and food. This means a constant Riverside food drive! As often as you are able, grab some non-perishable food and bring it to our Sunday worship gatherings. Bins will be located towards the back of the sanctuary to put your donations in. If you would prefer to make a financial contribution, simply make your check out to “Riverside” and write “food pantry” in the memo line. If you are interested in volunteering at a food pantry, please contact the Riverside office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765.463.4600.
Most needed items:
Vegetables & fruits—corn, carrots, peas, peaches, applesauce, etc.
Soups & broths (also dry packaged)
Tomatoes—sauce, paste, diced, etc.
Chili/stew/meals in a can
Fish & meats
Beans—baked beans, green beans, northern beans, red beans, etc.
Cooking spray, shortening
BOXES OR CONTAINERS:
Pasta, rice, noodles
Taco shells & flour/corn tortillas
Dried lentils & beans
Peanut Butter/Jelly/Nutella—in plastic jars
Instant potatoes & stuffing mixes
Macaroni and cheese dinners
Cereals, Oatmeal, Corn Meal, Flour, Crackers
Baking & Pancake mixes
Powdered milk & 100% Fruit Juices
Packages of seasonings—spaghetti/taco/gravy
Cooking oil, salad dressings, syrup, & condiments—in plastic bottles
Baby foods—boxed or in plastic containers
TOILETRIES & HYGIENE PRODUCTS:
Feminine products & lotions
(This list is also attached…)