Food Drive Saturday, May 13 To Benefit LA Cares


This Saturday, May 13, U.S. Postal Workers, Boy Scouts and other volunteers are working together to support LA Cares, our local food pantry, with a food drive.
How you can help:

1) Put a bag of canned goods by your mailbox before 10 on Saturday morning. (Volunteers or postal workers will pick it up.) If your mailbox is not next to the street, please place your bag on the curb.

2) Shop at either Smith’s between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and give your donations to the Boy Scouts (they will bring it to the sorting location.)

3) Send a donation to LA cares at PO Box 248, Los Alamos, NM 87544, or Paypal at Cash donations are used to provide fresh food items each month, as well as rent and utility assistance for residents of Los Alamos County.

4) If your bag of canned goods has not been picked up by 3 pm, please contact 505-412-5578.

All donations of food and money stay in Los Alamos County to help those in need. Thank you for your continued support of LA Cares!

LA Cares is an equal opportunity provider.

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 beans

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

Cooking oil

Crackers, nuts & snacks

Ground coffee

Macaroni and cheese

Mayonnaise or salad dressing

Mustard or ketchup

4lb. bags of white sugar or 1-2 lb. brown sugar

Bars of soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand lotion, feminine products

Canned dog and cat food

Regular Grocery sized PAPER bags