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Food Bank Blog April 2nd, 2014

I had almost forgotten about the food pantry being open today (first Wednesday of the month was today), but my neighbour reminded me, so we went together. We were pretty much the last ones in there, so we got some extra stuff, which is awesome. They were also handing out toiletry bags, which is doubly awesome.

Here is what we got today (food for 8 people for 2 weeks):

4 bags blue corn soft tortillas

3 loaves white sandwich bread

1 loaf English muffin bread

2 bags hot dog buns

6 glazed donuts (seriously stale)

1 bag baby carrots

10 apples

1 grapefruit

1 package frozen chicken wingettes (expired)

1 package thin sirloin steak (expired)

1 frozen breakfast sandwich

1 cheese pizza

8 oz package chicken lunch meat

8 oz package smoked turkey lunch meat

32 oz egg whites (frozen)

1 package 8 hotdogs

1 lb turkey breakfast sausages

1 box of 5 chocolate and peanut granola bars (gluten free)

8 oats n' honey granola bars (gf)

3 chocolate chip Fiber One granola bars

1 package Chips Ahoy fudge chip cookies

1 box Snackwell's fudge coated pretzels

6 individual packs microwave popcorn, butter flavour

several handfuls worth of packets of oyster crackers, saltine 2 packs, and Club cracker 2 packs


2 tubes of ritz-type crackers

1 small bag Frosted Flakes

1 small box granola cereal

2 boxes spaghetti noodles

1 can meat flavoured spaghetti sauce

1 jar Ragu double cheddar sauce

1 can chicken and stars soup

1 can tomato soup

1 tin cocoa powder

Toiletry bag: 4 rolls toilet paper, 1 bottle shampoo, 1 bottle conditioner, 1 bottle body wash, 1 tube toothpaste in a reuseable shopping bag


As usual, I handed out a treat for all the kids (granola bars and apples), and hid the cookies and other junk food for later. Some of the bread is going to go in the freezer, the chicken wings will probably be tomorrow night's dinner, and the steak is (hopefully good this time) thawing in the fridge for Friday night. We're out of food stamps until the 14th, so it's this stuff and what I've got in the pantry until then!

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