Social Justice: 1 June

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Sunday, June 25 Food Drive – GUUF Front Entrance
Social Justice is conducting another food drive to benefit our hard-working friends with Upstate Food Not Bombs (FNB) on Sunday, June 25. We need canned food like Vienna sausage, Spam, tuna, potted meat, as well as complete pancake mix, syrup, rice, canned and dry red/black beans, pasta, mayo, soups, pasta sauce, spices, salt, oil, sugar, masa, plastic grocery bags, band aids, liquid hand/bar soap, and backpacks. FNB provides food to 25-35 families in need on a weekly basis, and needs paper grocery bags as well.
There is an ongoing need for gently used shoes (walking, not dress) clothes, and personal hygiene products. We also accept donations of cash and gift cards, which FNB uses to purchase other needed items and to help pay for their storage units. Look for Janet Aquilar at the GUUF front entrance, starting at 10:30 a.m. As always, the Social Justice Committee is very grateful for your generous support.
Food Not Bombs has an ongoing need for shelf-stable food for their food distribution program to families in need. On a weekly basis, FNB distributes between 25-35 food bags to families struggling with food insecurity; families that include children and elders, who are unable to obtain food on their own. In addition to canned food like Vienna sausages, Spam, and tuna, FNB needs complete pancake mix, syrup, rice, canned & bagged red/black beans, pasta, mayo, soups, pasta sauce, spices, salt, oil, sugar, masa, and peanut butter. FNB also needs paper grocery bags in which the food can be bagged and delivered. These can be purchased for just a few cents each at the store, or even better, you can ask if the store would donate a few bags for the cause. All donations may be placed in the Pat’s Pantry wagon at the entrance to the Narthex, where they will be picked up weekly. Thank you all for your support, FNB greatly appreciates our help.