Canned fruit (and bottles of fruit juice) are popular items at our Food Pantry, and part of the requirement that we provide a balanced selection of fruit, vegetables, grains, and proteins.
As you know, we now have a Full Choice model at the Food Pantry, where our clients can choose items that best fulfill the needs of their household. We buy food in bulk from Feeding Westchester, but not all the items we’d like to offer are always available. And canned fruit has been difficult to obtain, so again in February we ask for your contributions.
When the Food Pantry suggests an “item of the month,” it’s not just some suggestion from a rotating calendar, it’s actually something that has not been available from the Food Bank.
Noting the item of the month and bringing in some supplies can help the pantry offer as wide a variety of foods as possible. Just place the items in the basket in the Gathering Space.