Summer Food program
Summer is at hand, and that means kids are out of school. No surprise there. But many don’t realize that having the children home for the summer places extra demands on the family food budget because those students eat some of their meals at school. We want to help.
Families seeking food assistance at Harvest House are allowed to shop the grocery area once a month. As we have done in the past, we’ll allow them to come twice a month during the summer months. And we will be adding some new families this year.
That means we’ll need your help to keep up with the demand. We can go through more than 2.5 tons (that’s 5,000 lbs.) in an average week. Many of the families represented by those children are already clients, but we will be providing them with extra food to help through the summer. And we’ll help those not already in the program, so we’re going to need lots of food — all kinds of canned and other nonperishable items.
Supporters have asked for some specific suggestions beyond our usual needs so here are some ideas:
- Canned meats such as canned chicken, canned chili, vienna sausages (a perennial favorite), deviled ham or potted meat
- Canned fruit
- Yogurt snacks such as GoGurt
- Nut butters — peanut butter, Nutella, etc.
- Breakfast bars
- Macaroni and cheese — including single-serve containers that kids can prepare themselves
- Canned and single-serve pastas
- Packaged cheese slices
- Packaged lunch meat
Thank you in advance. You’re a wonderful community and have always been faithful with your support. We give thanks always to God for you.
We can always use volunteers. If you have a heart for people and seek a place where you can make a difference in thousands of lives, we may be a perfect fit.
Interested? Click the “Volunteer” link at the top of the page and fill out the volunteer application. We’ll reply promptly.