Ross Road Food Bank Initiative: November 1st-15th

This year Ross Road will be collecting food for the Food Bank.  Unlike most years, we are starting the collection early: November 1st to 15th, in order to get the collected food to the Food Bank in time for the Christmas rush.  Below is a list of the food they will and will not accept.  Everything donated is very much appreciated and needed.  The Food Bank has had a 20% increase in demand this year alone.  40% of the Food Bank users are children.

Each class will receive 4 boxes to fill.  If you are out shopping and can pick up some extra items to donate, that would be wonderful.

Here is a list of the food items that are most needed:

  • Canned meat/fish
  • Peanut butter
  • Bags of whole wheat pasta/rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit/vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Baby formula
  • Baby food

The following items are NOT accepted:

  • Homemade items
  • Expired baby food
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Open packages of food

Note to Class Reps:  Could you please keep an eye on the boxes in your class?  If it is full, I have extra boxes to put in the class.  I will pick up the boxes and move them to a spot where they can be sorted/packaged for pick up.  Can you please let me know asap when you need a box as I don’t want the teachers to feel that they are now responsible for this “fundraising” while they are in a job action situation.  I have arranged a pick up date for November 18th at the school so we need to have everything organized by then.  If you can’t keep an eye on the boxes, can you please find a parent to help.  If no parent helps, please let me know and I will figure out what to do.

Thanks in advance,
Susan Chalmers