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March Food Drive for Howard Community College Students

Updated: Feb 27

Through the Howard Community College campus food pantry, the Fueling Dragons program at HCC is helping students who are experiencing food insecurity. Fueling Dragons is a series of programs designed to increase students’ knowledge about nutrition, support students in making healthy choices, and provide access to healthier food options through meal kits, recipes, education, and workshops.

 

We invite you to join us by donating the following most-needed items starting March 1, 2024. You can place them in the Black & Yellow Bins labeled for HCC in the Harris Upper Commons or outside the kitchen door near Lyle Buck Hall.

 

We will be delivering at the end of March, if you would like to help or have questions please contact Janet Sivo, jbsivo@comcast.net

 

The last date to bring food to the church is Sunday, March 31, 2024.


You can help by donating the most needed non-perishable items:

 

Vegetables - no-sodium or low-sodium (under 230g of sodium) with no added sugar

 

  • Canned vegetables: Mixed vegetables, Mushrooms, Olives

  • Tomato products: Crushed, Paste

 

Proteins

 

  • Peanut or nut butter with under 4.5g saturated fat

  • Dried beans and lentils

  • Grain-free protein-based pasta

 

Beverages

 

  • Shelf-stable dairy alternatives: Almond, Coconut, Oat, Soy

  • 100% vegetable juice

  • Tea

  • Coffee

  • Flavored sparkling water with no added sugar


Grains - whole grain preferred

  • Cereal with under 11g of added sugar (whole grain as first ingredient preferred)

  • Taco shells


Mixed Dishes

  • Ready-made meals

  • Lower sodium soups

 

Snacks - healthy snacks with sodium below 140 mg, saturated fat below 2g,

and added sugar below 6g

  • Plain dried fruits and nuts in small packages

  • Popcorn, pretzels, and chips in small packages

  • Crackers

  • Granola and protein bars

  • Nut-free and allergy-friendly snacks

 

Other Items

  • Spices and seasonings

  • Condiments: Ketchup, Salad Dressing, Salsa, BBQ sauce, Dips, Others 

  • Cooking oils

  • Low or no-salt-added canned and shelf-stable broths (under 480g of sodium and under 3g of saturated fat)

  • Gluten-free products

 

Personal Care

  • Soap

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Moisturizer

  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, and dental floss

  • Cleaning and laundry supplies

 

Cooking Implements - all items must be new

  • Can openers

  • Pots and pans

  • Cooking dishes and baking sheets

  • Stirring spoons and spatulas

  • Colander

  • Pot holders or oven mitts


Thank you for your help! 

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