MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is hosting a Drop-off Food Drive, this Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to help support the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown.

"Food banks need our help! This is a great way to help others in need while keeping non-essential travel, particularly outside our home communities to a minimum", said the YMCA.

Residents can drop off non-perishable items at the Family Center just outside the front doors at 111 Kings Road between 10am - 2pm on Friday April 10. Items needed are: (Please note: Items underlined are most needed)

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FRUITS & VEGETABLES – Look for fruit canned in its own juice or with “no sugar added”.  Look for vegetables with “low sodium” or “no salt added”

  • 100% Fruit Juice (32 oz. preferred normally)
  • Spaghetti / Pasta Sauce, Tomato Products (sauce, crushed, whole, diced, paste, puree, etc.)
  • Canned Vegetables (except green beans)
  • FRESH PRODUCE from your garden (uncooked)

GRAINS – Donate whole grains as often as you can

  • Cereal – low sugar, high fiber
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta

DAIRY – Donate shelf-stable low-fat (1%) or non-fat dairy products

  • Dry Milk (1-qt. package)
  • Evaporated milk
  • Calcium-fortified Milk alternatives such as soy, rice or almond milks

PROTEIN – Look for “no salt added”, “low-sodium” and canned in water

  • Canned Beans – pork and beans, pinto, red or white kidney, black beans; NOT green beans
  • Tuna Fish, Salmon and other canned fish
  • Peanut Butter – 18 oz preferred
  • Canned Meats and Meals – ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, hash, stew, canned chicken, chili, etc.

SIDE DISHES

  • Rice-A-Roni, Pasta-Roni, etc.
  • Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc.

SOUPS – Look for “low-sodium” and “Heart Healthy”

  • Condensed Varieties
  • Hearty Varieties

BABY ITEMS

  • Infant Formula (Enfamil preferred-yellow, purple, blue)
  • Baby Food (Fruits, Vegetables, Meats & Meals) – Stage 1 (Meats & Meals, Vegetables, Fruits), Stage 2 (Meats & Meals, Vegetable, Fruits), Stage 3 (Meats & Meals, Vegetables, Fruits)
  • Baby Cereal – Rice, Oatmeal
  • Diapers – Size 5, Size 6
  • Pull ups – Size 2T-3T, Size 3T-4T & Size 4T-5T
  • Baby Wipes

SPECIALTY ITEMS

  • Boost or Ensure, regular
  • Boost Glucose Control or Glucerna
  • Adult Depends
  • Tea (100 count boxes)
  • Resealable (i.e. Ziploc) sandwich bags and quart sized plastic bags

The YMCA is asking that items be in bags or boxes when droppped off.

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