BY LYNN HAVAL
USPS postal workers and local Boy Scouts are working together to support LA Cares, our local food pantry. This is the time of year when residents are asked to put a bag of groceries near their mailbox to be picked up and donated to LA Cares. Postal workers, Boy Scouts and other volunteers will be circulating on the streets of Los Alamos and White Rock picking up donated items on Saturday, Nov. 19. Please put food items out in the morning to make it easier for pick up. The food will be taken to a central location, sorted and prepared for storage.
LA Cares depends on the generosity of individuals and organizations in Los Alamos County. The community is very generous in both food and cash donations, which enables LA Cares to give back to those who are in need. Besides the monthly food distribution, LA Cares also provides rent and utility assistance to residents of Los Alamos County once per 12 months.
While any food items are gladly accepted, the following is a list of desired donations. Please check to see if items have passed the expiration dates before donating.
64 oz. plastic bottles of cranberry or grape juice
Canned chicken or tuna
Canned corn or green beans
Canned diced tomatoes
Canned mandarin oranges or pineapple
Canned Mexican food
Canned pasta sauce (no glass, please)
Cereal-Raisin Bran, bran flakes, cheerios, shredded wheat or corn flakes
Chef Boyardee pasta
Chicken noodle soup
Chunky or hearty soup
Crackers, nuts & snacks
Macaroni and cheese
Mayonnaise or salad dressing
Mustard or ketchup
Oats or oatmeal
1lb.-5lb. bags of flour
4lb. bags of white sugar or 1-2 lb. brown sugar
Bars of soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Regular Grocery sized PAPER bags
Thank you in advance for your generosity! LA Cares is very grateful to the generous citizens of Los Alamos County!! LA Cares is an equal opportunity provider.