As overnight temperatures dip back down toward the 20’s and teens over the next 7-10 days, please be mindful of the items placed in little pantries and blessing boxes. Someone noticed that items in the pantry they checked were frozen this morning.
Here are some ideas of items that can be donated in winter:
The LFP is for neighbors helping neighbors. The LFP is most often for those who are not easily able to meet everyday food and personal needs, but the LFP might stock after-school snacks for neighborhood kids or that extra ingredient you never have when you need it. The LFP is user-defined!
· The LFP is small, so it cannot stock the quantity and variety other food pantries can. For this reason, it should not be relied on for meeting pervasive need.
· Anyone may access the LFP at any time, anonymously.
· Food pantries are critical in addressing food insecurity. But some fall through the cracks. The LFP is a safety net.
· Canned vegetables and proteins
· Personal care items
· Baby items
· Paper goods
· Kid-friendly stuff!
Things NOT to put in the LFP:
· Sharp items such as razors
· Previously worn clothing
· Anything expired or out of date
· Alcoholic beverages
· Anything illegal
· Keep in mind the weather: If it will be well below freezing, consider what might be ruined by being frozen.