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sophygurl: optais-amme: 10 Things Food Banks Need But Won’t Ask For Some items are in high demand at the food bank and you may not realize it. Because they aren’t essentials, the staff doesn’t publicly ask for them. A survey asked volunteers what items people would be most appreciative of and we’ve listed the top 10 below. If you’re looking for an easy way to help out, pick some of these up while shopping and drop them off at one of our area food banks. 1. Spices. Think about it. People who rely on the food bank eat a lot of canned food, rice, oatmeal, white bread, etc. They love spices. Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, oregano, basil and so on. 2. Feminine Products. Can you imagine being worried about affording these? Pads, tampons, panty liners, etc. Recommended: Buy in bulk at Costco for donating. 3. Chocolate. People don’t need it, but think about being in their shoes and how nice it would be to be given a chocolate bar or brownie mix along with your essentials. 4. Toiletries. Grocery stores are great about donating surplus or unsold food, but they have no reason to donate toilet paper, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Food stamps often don’t cover these. 5. Canned meats and jerky. This isn’t true of all food banks, but some struggle to give users enough protein. 6. Crackers and tortillas. They don’t spoil and everybody likes them. 7. Baby toiletries. Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby food, bottles, etc. 8. Soup packets. Sometimes you look at rice, beans, instant potatoes, and cans of vegetable and think, “What do I make with this?” Hearty soup is a complete meal. 9. Socks. From a former homeless person: “Socks mean the world to you. They keep you warm, make you feel like you have something new, and just comfort you.” 10. Canned fruit other than pineapple. Food banks get a lot of pineapple donated. Their clients love it when other kinds of fruit are available. [SOURCE] And remember! Food banks love cash donations because it allows them to buy whatever they need! As a sometimes food pantry user myself and with friends who rely on them to varying degrees - I want to specifically stress some of these:  - non-food items like tp and feminine products and baby needs are SO incredibly important because 1) they are rarely donated, 2) people who have food stamps can often afford their food staples but might still need help with toiletries and cleaning items, and 3) folks who are homeless especially need that kinda stuff!  - treats! Like, yes of course, if I am in need I am appreciative of canned goods and rice and pasta and stuff. That’s great for putting together healthy meals. But everyone needs a treat once in awhile - so when there is candy or chips or a nice expensive brand of organic something or other available at the pantry - it is just so incredibly exciting. It can be a humiliating experience to visit a pantry, and it can make you feel very much less than. So to get a treat of some sort just really really makes a difference. And believe me - there are enough loaves of bread, cans of fruit, and dried beans to go around at these places. You won’t be starving someone by donating some microwave popcorn or chocolate chips now and again. I promise! : TABATCHNICK TABATCHNICK Crean of Musbroom Mushroom SOUP SOUP TABATCHNICK 2 Cream of Musbroom SOUP ION sophygurl: optais-amme: 10 Things Food Banks Need But Won’t Ask For Some items are in high demand at the food bank and you may not realize it. Because they aren’t essentials, the staff doesn’t publicly ask for them. A survey asked volunteers what items people would be most appreciative of and we’ve listed the top 10 below. If you’re looking for an easy way to help out, pick some of these up while shopping and drop them off at one of our area food banks. 1. Spices. Think about it. People who rely on the food bank eat a lot of canned food, rice, oatmeal, white bread, etc. They love spices. Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, oregano, basil and so on. 2. Feminine Products. Can you imagine being worried about affording these? Pads, tampons, panty liners, etc. Recommended: Buy in bulk at Costco for donating. 3. Chocolate. People don’t need it, but think about being in their shoes and how nice it would be to be given a chocolate bar or brownie mix along with your essentials. 4. Toiletries. Grocery stores are great about donating surplus or unsold food, but they have no reason to donate toilet paper, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Food stamps often don’t cover these. 5. Canned meats and jerky. This isn’t true of all food banks, but some struggle to give users enough protein. 6. Crackers and tortillas. They don’t spoil and everybody likes them. 7. Baby toiletries. Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby food, bottles, etc. 8. Soup packets. Sometimes you look at rice, beans, instant potatoes, and cans of vegetable and think, “What do I make with this?” Hearty soup is a complete meal. 9. Socks. From a former homeless person: “Socks mean the world to you. They keep you warm, make you feel like you have something new, and just comfort you.” 10. Canned fruit other than pineapple. Food banks get a lot of pineapple donated. Their clients love it when other kinds of fruit are available. [SOURCE] And remember! Food banks love cash donations because it allows them to buy whatever they need! As a sometimes food pantry user myself and with friends who rely on them to varying degrees - I want to specifically stress some of these:  - non-food items like tp and feminine products and baby needs are SO incredibly important because 1) they are rarely donated, 2) people who have food stamps can often afford their food staples but might still need help with toiletries and cleaning items, and 3) folks who are homeless especially need that kinda stuff!  - treats! Like, yes of course, if I am in need I am appreciative of canned goods and rice and pasta and stuff. That’s great for putting together healthy meals. But everyone needs a treat once in awhile - so when there is candy or chips or a nice expensive brand of organic something or other available at the pantry - it is just so incredibly exciting. It can be a humiliating experience to visit a pantry, and it can make you feel very much less than. So to get a treat of some sort just really really makes a difference. And believe me - there are enough loaves of bread, cans of fruit, and dried beans to go around at these places. You won’t be starving someone by donating some microwave popcorn or chocolate chips now and again. I promise!

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Here's my SPOILER FREE review! Like any movie out of Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was AMAZING! Congrats to Director James Gunn and the rest of the crew and cast for a truly awesome sequel to the first Guardians film. Now let's dive into the good! First Baby Groot was easily one of the best things about this film. So cute, so funny, and so evil. The humor was on point in this film. A little more "language" as Captain America would call it but it wasn't over the top. So many one liners and memorable quotes that will stick with us just like the first film. The interaction between characters was up from the last one as well. We got to see a lot more Star Lord and Drax and well, pretty much more Drax in general. Really loved seeing him come out of his shell and add a great dynamic to the team. And the visuals, WOW! Especially Ego's Planet. The team did an amazing job at bringing the film to life and making us feel like we were on other planets and in space. Great job! And we got a lot of answers we didn't get in the first film, so that was nice. The bad: My personal opinion is that they focused a little too much on Star Lord and his problems. Granted he's a main character if not THE main character but it could have explored a little more than that. And along with all the great humor was some that seemed a little too forced. I know the first Guardians had a lot of great humor so they were trying to top that but it seemed a little much. Other than that I didn't find anything else wrong with the film. If you haven't, make sure you get out and see GOTG VOL. 2 and support the studio that brings us so many great films! And don't forget, Spider-Man: Homecoming is right around the corner! Thanks for reading. 👍🏻: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYVOL.2 MARVELTRUERACTS RATING: 9A10 SPOILER FREE REVIEW BELOW Here's my SPOILER FREE review! Like any movie out of Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was AMAZING! Congrats to Director James Gunn and the rest of the crew and cast for a truly awesome sequel to the first Guardians film. Now let's dive into the good! First Baby Groot was easily one of the best things about this film. So cute, so funny, and so evil. The humor was on point in this film. A little more "language" as Captain America would call it but it wasn't over the top. So many one liners and memorable quotes that will stick with us just like the first film. The interaction between characters was up from the last one as well. We got to see a lot more Star Lord and Drax and well, pretty much more Drax in general. Really loved seeing him come out of his shell and add a great dynamic to the team. And the visuals, WOW! Especially Ego's Planet. The team did an amazing job at bringing the film to life and making us feel like we were on other planets and in space. Great job! And we got a lot of answers we didn't get in the first film, so that was nice. The bad: My personal opinion is that they focused a little too much on Star Lord and his problems. Granted he's a main character if not THE main character but it could have explored a little more than that. And along with all the great humor was some that seemed a little too forced. I know the first Guardians had a lot of great humor so they were trying to top that but it seemed a little much. Other than that I didn't find anything else wrong with the film. If you haven't, make sure you get out and see GOTG VOL. 2 and support the studio that brings us so many great films! And don't forget, Spider-Man: Homecoming is right around the corner! Thanks for reading. 👍🏻

Here's my SPOILER FREE review! Like any movie out of Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was AMAZING! Congrats to Director Jam...

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