Over the past few weeks we have helped more homeless individuals than usual and our supplies for the homeless have dwindled. Much of what we are able to provide for our homeless clients comes from donations. I have had several local readers regularly ask me what they can purchase that is needed most. I often do not have a specific list of items, but today I do. Here is a list of the items we could use to restock our shelves for the homeless.
- small cans of fruit or applesauce
- canned meat–Spam, Vienna Sausages, Potted meat, tuna (individual servings)
- Cup of soup–dried soup mix in a cup to which you just add hot water
- breakfast items–single servings of cereal, granola or breakfast bars
- plastic utensils
- paper plates and bowls
- inexpensive can openers
We have a satisfactory supply of canned vegetables and canned soups, stews and other similar items. Cans with a pull top lid are always the best in case our homeless client does not have a can opener and we do not have any on hand to give out. As always, I am happy to collect items donated and take them into the food pantry when I volunteer. Thank you so much for supporting and caring for our community’s homeless.