FOOD FOR OUR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS
Mission Central’s Village Pantry is set up to provide groceries to families who have cooking facilities. We often have guests, though, who are homeless and do not have a stove, microwave, or refrigerator available to them.
Your family can help us serve these guests by creating bags of food and toiletries that we can share with these guests. To create these bags, purchase some gallon-sized zip-top bags. Fill them with various types of foods that are easy to open and do not require refrigeration or cooking. Some examples are beef jerky, nuts/trail mix, peanut butter packets, peanut butter or cheese crackers, protein bars, dried fruit, or small pop-top canned goods. You may also want to add bottled water or sports drinks. Food should be the primary focus of the bags, but you could also add items like hand wipes, a toothbrush/toothpaste, socks, lip balm, sunscreen, or a comb. If the children would like to add a drawing or note of encouragement, they may do that as well. All items should be in-date, in good condition, and food items should be labeled with ingredients. Due to our storage constraints, please bring no more than 10 bags at a time.