Food pantry in need during government shutdown

With the ongoing federal government shutdown, volunteers from the Camp Street Ministries food pantry have shared worry that many of the folks who use their services and SNAP (federal nutrition assistance/food stamps) may be facing added challenges. While SNAP benefits for February are due to post on January 20th, they anticipate that folks may not be able to stretch their dollars as they might need, and that there may be no benefit at all the following month. This would in turn stretch Camp Street’s services as more folks seek them out, and their supplies are currently very low, so they’re asking the community for donations.

Their suggested items include:

-Canned tuna
-Canned vegetables – especially corn which they say is always a big hit
-Canned stews
-Pasta sauce – at the moment they have quite a bit of pasta that has been donated. But no sauce to pair with it.
-Pancake mix – the kind that only needs water added.
-Peanut butter
-Canned fruit – not applesauce
-Cereals

You may bring these items personally, during their open hours (Tuesday-Fridays 10am-3pm and Saturday 10-1pm). They’re located at 190 Camp Street. Alternatively, you can find a collection box at the circulation desk in the Rochambeau Library.

UPDATE: Note for those who wish to make a monetary donation instead: they will accept checks made out to “Camp Street Community Ministries”. A great video on the organization and what they do is below (thanks to Mike McGlynn for sharing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq_h3M7B8-c

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2 Comments

  1. Ethan Gyles
    Posted January 23, 2019 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Note for those who wish to make a monetary donation instead: they will accept checks made out to “Camp Street Community Ministries”. A great video on the organization and what they do is below (thanks to Mike McGlynn for sharing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq_h3M7B8-c

  2. Ak
    Posted January 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Any idea if they accept cash donations, possibly online? I’ve never been able to find much info on the org, just a Facebook page without much info.

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