The Army Services YMCA Food Pantry provides 200+ military families with edibles and delectables annually through the generous donations of people like you. The Island Palm Communities with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America are coordinating this year’s holiday food drive collection of canned meats and tuna, cannes meals like spaghetti, chili, and stews, canned soups, canned vegetables and fruits, non-perishable foot items and dessert items. Donations can be dropped off at any IPC Community Center from November 1 through December 20, 2013.
Think about what your favorite dishes are at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Years, and any other holy days this season. Cranberries, cornbread, baked beans, turkey, ham and pumpkin pie come to my mind. Yum! Think outside the box and find canned or non-perishable items that could make a holiday meal for a military family in need. Canned cranberries and pumpkin pie filling are a great start! How about some canned chicken stock, instant mashed potatoes or boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix? Instead of donating one or two small items, why not donate a complete canned meal of several products that when combined create a delicious family affair?