Salvation Army Green Bay pantry in desperate need

August 30, 2011 by
Filed under: Grocery, News 

I posted this a few weeks ago but the call has gone out again.  The Salvation Army center in Green Bay is getting desperately low on pantry goods, as is often the case during the summer months.  Their wish list includes:

  • canned meats
  • cereal
  • dried noodles
  • Skillet Helper (hamburger, chicken, tuna)
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Rice Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Spaghetti Sauce

Donations can be dropped off M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at either 626 Union Ct. or at the New Kroc Center at 1315 Lime Kiln Rd.

I do not like to get preachy but you all know I am a big believer in Paying it Forward. Most of the items listed above can be bought very cheaply by using coupons and matching them up with sales right now (all of which can be found on the Green Bay Consumer home page).   Last week I spent $106 at Festival during their Mix and Match sale.  Only $6 of it was stuff for my family (and friends donated money to my shopping trip when they found out what I was doing).  The rest was bought, loaded into my car and brought directly to the Salvation Army’s pantry.

  • 100 cans pasta
  • 48 4-pack pudding
  • 36 jars peanut butter
  • 12 32-oz jars jelly
  • 24 boxes noodles

If my family is ever in a jobless situation again, I would hope that we might rely upon organizations like the Salvation Army if we needed to, until we get back on our feet.

I’m not doing this to shine a light on what my family and friends have done, but to show you just how easy it is to do.  You don’t have to make a huge donation like the one we made.  Just a reminder that pantries and people are in need year-round, even when there isn’t a specific food drive going on.   And if you can save 20% at the grocery store by matching up the sales and coupons, consider donating 5% back .   Every little bit counts.

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2 Comments on Salvation Army Green Bay pantry in desperate need

  1. Beryl Anders on Tue, 30th Aug 2011 7:09 pm
  2. i GUESS I AM SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED WITH THE ARMY. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WANTED TO HOLD MEETINGS THERE AND WE WERE GIVEN A PER PRICE AGENDA. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE VELP LOCATION AND WE SUPPORT THEIR EVERY NEED WHEN THEY HAVE THE KETTLES OUT. THEY WOULD NOT EXTEND THE COURTESY BY ALLOWING US TO UTILIZE THEIR FACILITIES FOR MEETINGS. tHEY BELONG TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THEREFORE, THEY ARE NOT GETTING ANY FURTHER SUPPORT FROM ME.

  3. JulieL on Tue, 30th Aug 2011 10:10 pm
  4. I volunteer at the SA pantry and they get most of their donations from the Boy Scout and Letter Carrier’s food drives. This time of year, things are very low. The SA pantry alone packs about 200 bags a week, and that is NOT commodity bags. We give each family one grocery bag and one commodities bag when they come in. That is ALOT of food every week.

    Any contributions one can make are very much appreciated. I too, coupon and try to take items that I can find for free or cheap to the pantry on a regular basis. Every little bit helps!

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