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We Collect Food Pantry Donations @ The Library
BREAKFAST items are what we are highlighting for February. Cereal, hot or cold. Pancake, muffin, or cornbread mixes. Canned fruit, granola bars. What else can you think of for a good way to start the day?
This is a service we offer the community. The Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers and is open one day a week. Rather than having to remember what day and hours they are open, you just need to remember that you can drop your donations by the library and we will deliver them for you. We highlight different items to donate, just to give you some direction. When everything is needed, it can be helpful to have some guidance. We are happy to deliver them to where they need to go.
If you have large donations it is best to deliver directly to the food pantry. We can help facilitate a drop off time if needed. Call us during regular business hours at 785-336-2377.
FYI The Pantry is closed the second Wednesday of the month.
Paper goods and personal hygiene products are always needed also. Thank you!
Here is a full list of items each family receives, each month: 1 breakfast item, 4 cans of vegetables, 1 can beans, 1 package of rice, 1 pasta and sauce, 1 jar of peanut butter, 1 box of crackers, 2 cans of fruit, 1 can of tuna or chicken, 2 cans of soup, 1 dessert, and a pound of meat.
These items are always needed at the Food Pantry. We focus on particular items each month as a way to bring attention to the need: Paper products [toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex], personal products, boxed cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, canned vegetables, rice, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, boxed crackers, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned chicken, boxed tuna and chicken helper, canned soups, jello and pudding mixes, cookies, cake mixes and frosting, pie mix, etc. They also accept laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, bath soap.
Opened and outdated products are not accepted at the Pantry.