Thanks to Faith United Methodist Church (2708 33rd Ave NE, St. Anthony) we now have a small Food Pantry for non perishable food, household, baby, and personal care needs. The first Wednesday of each month, Nourish 282 collects pre-packed nonperishable bags of food. In the era of COVID, we love a prepacked bag that provides a family of three food for 2-3 days. This helps us limit the time our volunteers spend together and we don't have to overhandle the grocery items. Of course, we will take singular items as well.
How to help?
Drop off prepacked bags of non perishable food the first Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30 pm at Faith United Methodist Church (2708 33rd Ave NE, St. Anthony). It is a drive thru drop off, look for the coned area and volunteers will remove items from your vehicle. If you are unable to drop off at that time, we do offer a no contact pick up option as well. Just email us (email@example.com) with your address, leave your donation on your front step by 2 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, and our volunteers will do the rest. See below for grocery bag suggestions.
In addition to the non perishable food, monetary donations help us keep food and household items on hand for the families we serve. Please consider a donation today.
Grocery Bag Ideas
Ideally each bag would contain nonperishable food to feed a family of 3 for 2-3 days. We have a culturally diverse clientele and a few families with specific dietary needs. Please consider packing one of our culturally specific or dietary needs bags. If packing a specialty bag, please label the bag very clearly with a sharpie.
Any questions, suggestions, or ideas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping our community!!
Nourish Food Pantry Team
Non-Specific Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: canned tuna, ham, or chicken, SPAM, peanut butter, canned/dried beans, shelf stable milk, nuts, dried fruit, lentils, jerky
Fruits & Vegetables: fruit juice, canned fruits & vegetables, instant potatoes, jams & jellies, canned tomatoes
Complete Meals: pasta & sauce, boxed meals, hearty soups, stews, and chilis, mac & cheese, ramen noodles, SpaghettiOs
Grains: boxed cereal, oatmeal, cereal bars, grits, rice, quinoa
Pantry: chips, crackers, sugar, flour, cooking oil, spices & seasonings, cookies
**If preparing a gluten free or vegetarian bag, please read labels carefully while shoppping.
Meats, Fish & Protein: navy, fava, or great northern beans, yellow split peas, brown or red lentils, chick peas, canned tuna, canned sardines, beef jerky, corned beef
Fruits & Vegetables: canned tomatoes, tomato paste, canned fruit (all varieties), coconut
Pasta & Grains: basmati or other long grain rice, pasta
Pantry: all-purpose white, wheat, semolina, or teff flour, vinegar, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, corn flour, powdered milk, condense milk
**NO PORK, PLEASE; this includes most marshmallows, gelatins, and their related products
East Asian/Japanese Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: canned fish, dried small fish, soy beans
Fruits & Vegetables: kimchi, pickled vegetables, jarred garlic & ginger, dried mushrooms (shiitake), dried seaweed, fermented black beans, dried chilies
Pasta & Grains: short grain rice, udon noodles, vermicelli noodles, glass/bean thread noodles
Pantry: Japanese curry paste, soy sauce (thick and thin varieties), mirin (rice vinegar), miso, chili paste, toasted sesame, chili, or peanut oil, dashi powder, oyster sauce, green tea, fish sauce, hoisin, Chinkiang vinegar (black rice vinegar)
Latinx Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: canned fish and chicken, dried pinto or black beans, pepitas
Fruits & Vegetables: tomatoes, tomato sauce, chipotle peppers (plain and in adobo), tomatillos, dried peppers, hominy, dehydrated onions, minced garlic (jar)
Pasta: vermicelli noodles (fideo noodles), pasta
Pantry: canola or corn oil, lard, chicken bouillon, Maseca masa flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, Mexican chocolate, tapatio/cholula hot sauce, vinegar, Mexican cinnamon, Achiote paste
Middle Eastern Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: sardines, tuna, corned beef, lentils
Fruits & Vegetables: tomato paste, garbanzo or fava beans, dates, dried figs, olives, minced garlic (jar), dehydrated onions
Pasta & Grains: long grain rice, vermicelli noodles
Pantry: canola or olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, tahini, Zaatar, coffee, tea
North African Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: sardines, tuna, corned beef, lentils
Fruits & Vegetables: tomatoes, tomato paste, potatoes, dried red peppers, dried peas, garbanzo beans, dates, dried figs, olives, minced garlic (jar), dehydrated onions
Grains: couscous, vermicelli noodles, pasta
Pantry: canola or olive oil, wheat flour, semolina flour, garlic powder, onion powder, green tea, coffee
Tibetan Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: kidney & garbanzo beans, red or brown lentils, powdered or condensed milk, nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, walnuts), beef jerky, SPAM
Fruits & Vegetables: canned tomatoes, canned fruit & vegetables, dried apricots & other fruits, dried chili peppers
Pasta & Grains: basmati or jasmine (or other long grain) rice, egg, ramen, or other noodles, oatmeal
Pantry: barley flour, or all-purpose white or wheat flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, cooking oil, turmeric, soy sauce, chili paste, sesame oil, fenugreek, black pepper, curry sauce, cumin, ghee, black tea, crackers, yeast
West African Food Bag
Meats, Fish & Protein: sardines, mackerel, powdered milk, sweetened condensed milk, kidney beans, black eyed peas, corned beef, dry custard
Fruits & Vegetables: tomatoes, dried corn husks, minced garlic (jar), minced ginger
Grains: rice (long or short variety), cassava flour, pounded yam flour, fufu mix, farina, gari
Pantry: palm nut, peanut, or vegetable oil, coriander, cumin, turmeric, curry bay leaves, garlic powder, thyme, chili powder, red pepper flakes, chicken bouillon
Household & Personal Care Items
Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, napkins
Cleaning Supplies: laundry detergent, dryer sheets, kitchen & bathroom cleaners, dishwasher soap, dish soap, sponges, toilet bowl cleaner, antibacterial wipes
Personal Care: bar soap, hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, razors, lotion, face wash, body wash, shaving gel or foam
Feminine Hygiene: pads, tampons
Summertime: sunscreen, band aids, anti-itch cream (cortizone), bug spray
General: baby food, infant cereal (rice or oat), formula, diapers (all sizes), wipes, butt paste
General: dog food (wet & dry), cat food (wet & dry), kitty litter, dog & cat treats