Posted on Dec. 06 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications DirectorJustice Intermediate School's Student Council is collecting non-perishable food for those in need.
You can donate now through Wednesday, Dec. 14.
The food drive is also a friendly competition: The first period class with the most donations will earn doughnuts the day before winter break.
Please note: Items past their expiration date will NOT be accepted.
Here's a list of suggested items, to give you ideas of what to bring in. (Donations are not limited to these items. This list is just to give you a general idea of what sorts of things are needed! Think about the kinds of things YOU would like to eat and share with others, but remember to try to keep it healthy, too!)
- Cereal / granola (low-sugar items like Cheerios are great!)
- Canned soups and stews
- Sauce (marinara, enchilada, other assorted cans and pouches of sauces that help make meal prep quick and easy)
- Canned fruits and vegetables (those little plastic cups of fruit like apples, peaches, etc., with no sugar added are great!)
- Dried fruits (apricots, plums, cherries, raisins ... lots to choose from!)
- Applesauce (individual serving sizes are nice ... and low- or no-sugar is best!)
- Canned or dried beans (black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans ... so many good choices!)
- Peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
- Jams and jellies
- Rice (brown rice is a great option)
- Other grains (like wild rice, quinoa)
- Cornmeal / cornbread mix
- Microwave popcorn
- Nuts / seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower (unsalted is more healthy!)
- Crackers (whole-grain is best!)
- Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) juice boxes (100% fruit juice is best)
- Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) soy / nut / seed milk
- Tea bags (green and herbal teas are great)
- Vegetable oil (olive oil, canola oil)
- Dried herbs and spices
- Toiletry items (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal care items)
- Cleaning items (laundry detergent, dish soap)