Deacons Food Drive

This month’s special requests:

Jelly, cereal, canned or boxed potatoes, condiments, canned pasta, cake mixes, pancake mix, syrup.


Here’s the information for the Deacons’ Food Drive:

The EPC Deacons collect non-perishable food items year round to support the Bucks County Housing Group Food Pantry located in Penndel, PA.  Your ongoing support helps make a difference in the community.

Healthy Food Donations
As part of their new Healthy Pantry Initiative
below are some donation suggestions.

Protein
 Low sodium or water packed canned meats and seafood –chicken, salmon, tuna, clams
 Dried Beans, lentils and peas
 Low sodium canned beans and peas. (Kidney, black, cannellini, chickpeas, black-eyed)

Dairy
 Shelf stable milk or non-dairy alternatives such as soy and almond milk, shelf stable dry milk and canned evaporated milk

100 % whole grains
 Whole wheat pasta, brown rice, barley, wild rice, quinoa, farro
 Whole grain cereal and rolled oats …Breakfast cereal with a at least 3 g of fiber

Healthy Fats
 Low sodium nuts and nut butters such as peanuts, almond and cashews.
 Olive oil

Fruits and Vegetables
 Canned fruit in 100% juice or lite syrup
 100 % fruit and vegetable juice
 Dried fruits and vegetables with no sugar or fat
 Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
 Low sodium or water packed canned vegetables -especially carrots, peas, corn, mixed vegetables.

We also like to offer fresh produce, lean meats and fresh dairy. We welcome Gift Cards to local grocery stores or monetary donations to enable us to purchase these options as needed as they have limited shelf life. Our local stores are Giant, Shop Rite, Weis and Acme.