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Monroe food pantry seeks donations

February 13, 2019

MONROE — The Monroe Food Pantry, 980 Monroe Turnpike is seeking donations of multiple items for the month of February and has posted a list of its needs on its Facebook page.

Items requested include:

* canned fruit — mandarin oranges, mixed fruit, canned pineapple

* low sodium canned vegetables — beets, carrots, creamed corn, French cut green beans, green beans, mixed vegetables, peas, potatoes

* regular canned vegetables — beets, sauerkraut, spinach, sweet potatoes

* low sodium canned beans — black beans, cannellini, chickpeas, kidney beans, pinto beans, refried beans, vegetarian refried beans

* low sodium and regular baked beans

* low sodium canned soup — condensed and ready-to-eat

* regular canned soup — ready-to-eat

* low sodium and regular stock — beef, chicken, vegetable

* jarred pasta sauce — regular, low sodium

* low sodium canned tomatoes

* whole wheat pasta

* regular egg noodles

* brown rice

* hot cereal - oatmeal, cream of wheat

* breadcrumbs - regular, Italian

* baking supplies - cake mix, brownie mix, flour, sugar

* salad dressing

*condiments — ketchup, brown mustard, yellow mustard, pancake syrup

* crunchy peanut butter

* strawberry preserves/jam

* beverages — decaf black tea, decaf coffee, decaf green tea, hot chocolate, apple juice, cranberry juice, low sodium V8

* personal hygiene products

* household cleaning products

Food donations can be received during regular business hours or left in the red bin on the left side of the food pantry after hours. Monetary donations and gifts cards can be received at the food pantry during business hours, mailed to 7 Fan Hill Road Monroe CT 06468 or left at the Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Road.

The food pantry is open 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. For details on requested items, call 203-452-2817 or email kturner@monroect.org.