ACTS, the local food pantry, needs donations, and director Lee Anne Peoples has issued a plea on social media, along with some suggestions to create friendly competitions among different groups in the community. Peoples said the shelves are “dangerously low again,” and has asked for help.
“Please consider picking up a few of these items or even making it a friendly competition between churches, Sunday School classes, couples in a Supper Club, co-workers or any other groups, to see who can collect the most items,” Peoples wrote in a social media post Thursday.
Items may be brought to the food pantry, located at 201 S. William St. any weekday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 252.492.8231 to learn more.
The list below contains suggestions. Please consider placing a couple of extra items in your shopping cart this weekend to donate to ACTS, which also serves a hot lunch during the week in addition to distributing boxes of shelf-stable food to those in need.
- Items needed:
- Ramen noodles
- Pudding cups
- Any type of canned meat
- Canned fruit
- Sized packs of cookies
- Any type of canned soups
- Packs of crackers
- Juice pouches
- Small boxes of cereal
- Instant oatmeal packets
- Dry pasta
- Sugar – white or brown
- Canned potatoes
- 18 oz jar peanut butter
- 18-20 oz jelly
- Canned yams
- Canned baked beans or pork & beans
- Canned beans – black eyed peas and pinto
- Crackers, in sleeves
- Canned greens (collards spinach, turnips, etc.)
- Canned diced tomatoes, carrots, peas
- Dried beans
- Canned mixed vegetables and creamed corn
- #10 (gallon) cans of any fruit or vegetable