As the holidays approach, many food banks will see a temporary increase in donations. However, there are items besides food that you might not think about.
If you travel and are offered those small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and wrapped soap, bring any unused items home with you and donate them to your local food bank/pantry.
If your dentist sends you home with a new toothbrush (that you don’t really need) and a tube of toothpaste, they would also be appreciated. If you are looking to drop off items that are always needed, consider donating unopened packages of personal hygiene products.
The most commonly requested food items include pasta and pasta sauce, coffee (ground), sugar, flour, oil, soups, canned meat and tuna, and cereal.
In Lakeville, the Corner Food Pantry is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization supported by donations that provides food to individuals and families in the Tri-State area. For information about making donations to the Corner Pantry, please visit their website: thecornerfoodpantry.org.