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Carmichael's Holiday Homeless Friendly Food & Non-Food Baskets Drive Nov 1st thru Dec 24th

Updated: Jan 8, 2020

Holiday Homeless Friendly Food & Non-Food Baskets Drive Nov 1st thru Dec 24th

Benefiting Carmichael Homeless Families with School Age Children


Suggested items:

• 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.)


• 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 o Juice Boxes, Capri Suns, Bottled Water o Granola Bars, Raisins, Cookies, Breakfast Bars o Pop Tarts, Fruit Rollups or Fruit Snacks o Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers o Jerky, Trail Mix, Nuts, Fruit or Pudding Cups o 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

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