PACK THE U-HAUL 2014
Let’s stock the shelves at the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy to overflowing!
We’ll be collecting as many non-perishable food items as possible over the next couple of weeks, and loading them up on Sunday, March 2nd for delivery to the Germantown Neighborhood Center (GTNC). We will also be hosting a bake sale that week with donations benefiting the GTNC. So, hit up your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers – everyone you know! – we’ll collect as much food as possible to stock the shelves. Please only bring unexpired, non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products.
Suggested items include:
- Proteins: Canned Tuna, Baked Beans, Canned Chili, Canned Kidney Beans, Peanut Butter
- Vegetables/Fruits: Vegetable Soup, Spaghetti Sauce, Apple Sauce, Strawberry Jam, Canned Fruit, Raisins
- Grains: Rice: Canned Pastas, Noodle Mixes, Dry Pasta, Macaroni and Cheese, Pancake Mix
- Personal Hygiene Products: Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Feminine Hygiene Products
Want to make a monetary donation to the food drive? Click here.
Germantown Neighborhood Center – Pantry Facts
There is a high level of low income families that live in our service area and because of this we have been designated as a lunch site by Project Bread.
The local elementary school and middle school have a 92% enrollment in their free and reduced lunch programs.
More than one third of the clients that use the pantry have at least one working adult and live below the poverty line.
Additionally ,30% are seniors and 80% are single mothers with more than one child.
98% of the families that use the pantry have children that receive the free breakfast and lunch program at their school and receive food stamps.
Through these efforts the Germantown food pantry work towards feeding approximately 1000 individuals a month this year.
To provide every participant a weeks’ worth of nutritious food each month.
To reach out to isolated seniors and individuals who are struggling with high medical cost and live on a fixed income and assist them with services through the pantry.
To define and coordinate relevant and meaningful resources for young children from low income households that use the pantry , and provide them with tools to help them grow their own food by using the Center garden as a outdoor classroom this spring.