In 2015, the Food Pantry served families 7,401 times; which was an 11% increase over last year. It is important to note that close to half the food distributed by the Pantry was provided to children. 592,000 pounds of food was distributed to those in our community challenged by hunger. This was a record for the Food Pantry and represents an increase of 5% over the previous year. The average amount of food given to each family was about 77 pounds a visit The groceries provided usually include a variety of canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, beans, rice and/or grain products. The protein items may include canned salmon, tuna, peanut butter and occasionally chicken or meat. The food assistance is intended to be a supplement. Supplies and amounts vary; typically the foods will provide groceries for a period of 3-5 days.In addition to groceries provided, other supplies may be available dependent upon availability. These could include baby supplies, personal care products and laundry detergent.There are two ways to donate food to the Emergency Food Pantry: 1. Donate Money With monetary donations, we purchase food items in bulk from organizations that support the pantry. You dollar goes extra far since our sources also buy in bulk. Please click on our Web site below for the address for donations. 2. Donate Food items By dropping off food at the Pantry or by participating in a food drive, your actions speak volumes to the goodness of neighbors, helping neighbors.Please visit our Web site to see the list of items we need most frequently.