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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,


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




  • Peanut or nut butter with under 4.5g saturated fat

  • Dried beans and lentils

  • Grain-free protein-based pasta




  • 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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