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Edge FCU to Hold Food Drive for New LHS Food Pantry

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Each year, the Liverpool High School School-Wide Student Graphic of a food drive collection.Council organizes a “Penny War” fund-raiser to benefit a local non-profit organization, with Edge Federal Credit Union matching the school’s donation (up to $250).

This year, proceeds from the Penny War will benefit a new initiative at LHS – a food pantry.

In addition to its matching donation, Edge is holding a food and toiletry drive for the pantry. Those visiting the Edge FCU office (located at 7545 Morgan Road) can drop off items from the pantry’s wish list:

Protein Foods

  • Tuna (canned in water)
  • Chicken (canned in water)
  • Canned beef stew
  • Bean soups
  • Other canned soups with meats
  • Beans (dried or canned)
  • Baked beans
  • Canned chili
  • Peanut butter
  • Pork and beans (canned)

Grains

  • Rice and rice side dishes
  • Canned pastas (spaghettios, etc.)
  • Noodles
  • Pasta side dishes (Knoor’s, etc.)
  • Macaroni and cheese (ones that are water only are even better)
  • Boxed potato dishes
  • Cold cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake mix (add water only)
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars

Fruits

  • Canned fruit
  • Fruit cups (similar to canned fruit)
  • Raisins
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruits
  • Fruit leather (fruit roll-ups)
  • 100% juices

Vegetables

  • Canned vegetables
  • Vegetable soup
  • Spaghetti Sauces

Dairy

  • Powder/dry milk
  • Evaporated milk
  • Breakfast drinks (shelf-stable)

Condiments

  • Syrup
  • Jelly and jam

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene

Because the food pantry consists of shelving units only, with no access to a refrigerator, organizers ask food donations be non-perishable and shelf-stable items only.

The pantry will not be able to accept used food or toiletry items that are opened and/or partially used.

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