Fight Hunger, Feed Hope – Palmer Food Bank September 24th, 2012

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

tomatosoupThe below information was given to me by Denise Statz of NonEssentials:

On Monday, October 1st, local groups and merchants will start accepting non-perishable foods for a food drive benefiting the Palmer Food Bank which, in turn, helps those in need in our community. This drive ends on Saturday, October 13th, culminating in an afternoon and evening of art, music, and fun and a chance to vote on your favorite display of donated items as part of Second Saturday.

According to the organizers, the Palmer Food Bank is running very low on food right now and donations have dropped tremendously. This limits what can be given away to families looking for some help. With several displaced
families due to local flooding, this food drive will be a huge help and is needed now more than ever.

The goal is for each group/business to collect 200 cans or more!

After the end of the drive, pickup of donated items will be Monday-Thursday the following week.

Please feel free to call for any questions and a big THANKS for joining us in this worthy cause!

List of Local Businesses and Organizations Participating in the Food Drive (Drop-off Points)

MatSu Regional Hospital
Palmer Senior Center
IBEW 1547
Lucas Chiropractic
The Gallery
Madd Matters
Fantastic Fibers
Mat Valley Federal Credit Union
Academy Charter
Palmer High School
Just Sew
Raven Hair Design
Silvertip Designs
Czar of Guitars
Silva Insurance
Garden Gate
Palmer Visitors Center
Palmer Fire Dept.
Palmer Police
City of Palmer
Mat Su Borough
Vagabond Blues
Active Soles
Fireside Books
Alaska Acupuncture
Stamp Cache
B Bella Hair Salon
Rusty’s at Dahlia Street
UAF Cooperative Extension
Country Cutts
Valley Market Real Estate
Slacks Sugar Shack
Hot Hot Chocolate Shoppe
Downtown Palmer Deli
Shane Lamb Studio
Paradise Tanning
Turkey Red
Mat Su School District
Satori Day Spa and Hair Design
Machetanz Elementary

List of Suggested Foods for Canned Food Drive

Canned Fruits – applesauce, pears, fruit cocktail, peaches, oranges
Canned Vegetables – corn, peas, green beans
Canned Soups and Stews
Canned Pasta – Spaghetti-Os, Ravioli
Boxed Pasta or Rice Dishes – Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni
Pasta Noodles and Canned Sauces – Spaghetti sauces, marinara sauce
Hot and Cold Breakfast Cereals – boxed cereals, oatmeal, Cream of Wheat
Peanut Butter
Canned Juices – apple, cranberry, grape, orange, V8, vegetable juices
Canned Meats – beef, chicken, sandwich spreads, corned beef & hash
Canned Fish – tuna, salmon, etc.

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