Benefiting Carmichael Homeless Families with School Age Children
- Canned meats: Think beyond tuna & soup, which food banks get tons of. Instead go for canned beef, canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon. Or hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat.
- Canned vegetables: Everyone donates green beans. Instead, give potatoes, carrots, spinach, peas or any other veggies your family likes.
- Canned fruit: Not pineapple. This is the most commonly donated fruit. Any other fruit, particularly those in fruit juice without extra sugar, would be great. Dried fruit works too (raisins, etc.)
- Boxed meals THAT REQUIRE ONLY WATER.
- Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios
- Peanut butter, Instant Soups, Instant Mac & Cheese
- Cans of beans, Pasta, pasta sauce
- Cans, cartons or boxes of powered and evaporated milk
- Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, applesauce containers, granola bars
- Juice Boxes, Capri Suns, Bottled Water
- Granola Bars, Raisins, Cookies, Breakfast Bars
- Pop Tarts, Fruit Rollups or Fruit Snacks
- Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers
- Jerky, Trail Mix, Nuts, Fruit or Pudding Cups
- Cup-A-Noodles, Chocolate
- Diapers in sizes above newborn, plus wipes
- Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, warm socks, Can Opener, Chapstick, Band-Aids (consider someone living outside this time of year)
- Feminine hygiene products: unscented pads will be most universally used, not tampons
- Small paperback book, New Testament Bible
- Bags of apples or potatoes.
Sponsored by Carmichael HART and Sacramento Self-Help Housing
Convenient Drop off: San Juan Central Enrollment & Family Resource Center
McKinney Vento Office -3700 Garfield Ave. Room 14 Carmichael, CA 95608 – Between 8am – 3pm
Contact Heather Smith at 916-979-8794 for more information