Sunday, August 29, is the 5th Sunday Canned Food Collection for the Rehoboth Association’s Christian Social Ministries’ Food Bank. They are always in need of laundry powder, paper towels, toilet tissue, and hand soaps, but other needs for consideration are listed in the following arti-cle from a food bank volunteer. All donations may be placed in the Mission’s box in the lobby. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with food etc., please send it to: Rehoboth Baptist Association, 744 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088 and CSM in the memo line.
Insights From a Food Bank Volunteer
Have you ever thought about what our local pantries really need? There are so many things we take for granted in life, while the needs continue to grow in our community. You may feel led to add a few of these items to your shopping list:
- Everyone donates Kraft Mac and Cheese in a box, but it needs milk and butter which is hard to get from food banks. Consider versions that don’t require extra ingredients like Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Shells & Cheese.
- Box Milk (shelf stable) is a treasure kids need for cereal.
- Canned foods should be pop-tops if possible or donate some can openers.
- Oil is a luxury needed for Rice-A-Roni for example.
- Spices, salt, and pepper are a real gift.
- Tea bags and coffee are caring gifts.
- Sugar and flour are treats and smaller bags are easier to give away.
- Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.
- Cake mixes and frosting make it possible to make a child’s birthday cake.
- Dishwashing detergent, along with laundry detergent and bath soap, is very expensive and is always appreciated.
- Feminine hygiene products are a luxury and women will cry over them.
- Everyone loves Stove Top Stuffing.
- Shampoo, shaving items, deodorant, and box juices for kids are greatly needed.
- Toilet paper is always needed, one of the most asked for, and least available.