WE ARE WHERE OTHERS NEED HELP
Every month, The Pantry of Broward distributes a food box of nutritious food to seniors who are in need and grandparents raising their grandchildren. By hosting a drive, you can help fill those boxes! Organize a food drive (virtual or in person) at your place of work, place of worship, in your neighborhood, your school, with your organization - the sky is the limit!
If you have any further questions on how to do a food drive, need a flyer or would like to schedule a drive, please feel free to call (954) 358-1481.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX YEAR ROUND?
Bottled Water, Juice Boxes
Fruits and Vegetables
Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables
Cereal and Cereal Bars, Oatmeal, Pasta, and Rice
Chef Boyardee Sauce, Hamburger Helper, Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, and Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Beans, Canned Meat, Canned Soup, and Peanut Butter
Apple Sauce, Chips, Crackers, Jelly, Pretzels, Pudding Cup, and Various Snacks
Each year, The Pantry needs more than 300 frozen turkeys so that it can provide its clients with an additional food box during the month of November complete with a 10- to 12-pound turkey and most of the fixings needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
You can help by organizing a turkey drive and by letting The Pantry know approximately how many turkeys you will be donating (so that we will know not to purchase too many). The turkeys are distributed to clients the week before Thanksgiving, so please plan to have your turkeys to The Pantry approximately 10 days prior to Thanksgiving.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED
DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Graham cracker pie crust, mini marshmallows
Boxed mashed potatoes, boxed or bagged stuffing mix, canned cranberry sauce, canned fruit cocktail, canned fried onions, canned yams
Earn School Service Hours by Hosting a Food Drive
Earn easy volunteer hours & help those in need at the same time! By hosting your very own FOOD DRIVE, students can earn one (1) volunteer hour for every twenty-five (25) pounds of non-perishable food donated to The Pantry of Broward. You can organize a virtual or in-person FOOD DRIVE with your school, clubs, sports teams, places of worship, parents’ employers, in your neighborhood, or any other opportunity you can think of.
The Pantry of Broward will provide you with everything you need, including what we need most, to ensure your event is a success.