Food Needed For Norwood Community 2022-23

How to help our neighbors in need

*** Thanksgiving Basket Schedule is below our weekly ongoing collection.



NBCRI has partnered with Norwood Elementary School as well as the Norwood Community to support neighbors in need.


Attached is a list of foods & items that are needed.


NBCRI supports people who need food in the following ways:


  • Families at Norwood Elementary School will be able to "shop" once a week for the items/supplies needed to help with food insecurity.


  • Support families within the Norwood neighborhood that are recommended either by the school, church members, or the Norwood Boys & Girls Clubs. Families are then vetted.


  • NBCRI also actively monitors social media for those who may be in need.


In addition to the list below, NBCRI is also in need of gift cards so families can pick up fresh items.  


Should you have food/gift cards that need to be dropped off, please contact the church to make arrangements with our mission team. (401) 941-7040


Gift cards can be placed in the mailbox located at the front double doors of the church or you may bring gift cards on Sunday morning and slide them under the office doors.


Food items being dropped off Sunday mornings can be placed in the wagon located in Trinity Hall. (Back door entrance) or you may call the office to make other arrangments. (401) 941-7040.


*If you would prefer to make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping for you, please click on the link to the right (GIVE). You may use your credit card to donate. Please click on the category Hunger Ministries.


Below is the list of items needed. You can also see the attached file and print it. It has the details of what is planned for each week. (FOOD DISTRIBUTION LIST) located below.


When shopping we also encourage you to look for items that have pull lids or can be cooked in a microwave. Most times, kids are cooking for themselves or others may be living out of motels/hotels. You are also invited to provide a good old fashion hand-can opener.


Meals:

Hormel Complete Meals or meals that can be cooked in the microwave

Canned Chicken, or Tuna

Pasta & Pasta Sauce

Mac & Cheese 

Canned Pasta Meals (with pop lids)  

Meal Prep Kits (like - taco, hamburger helper, sloppy joe, banquet homestyle bakes) 


Staples

Instant Boxed Potatoes & Gravy

Rice

Stuffing

Soup/Stews, or Baked Beans

Ritz Crackers or Saltine Crackers 

Beans (Black or Red)

Canned Vegetables 


Breakfast/Lunch Staples

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Pancake Mix (that only requires water), 

Syrup

Oatmeal

Cereal

Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups

 

Snacks/Desserts

Popcorn, Granola Bars, Pop-Tarts, or Pudding Cups, Breakfast Bars

Jell-O, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish, or Crackers

Brownie Mix, Cake Mix,  Instant Pudding


Toiletries

Toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner, soap, hygiene products, paper towels, laundry detergent, and dish soap


As well as plastic silverware, plates, bowls for those individuals who are living in motels/homeless.

 

Don't forget those Gift Cards to local markets for fresh products (bread, milk, meat)


If you happen to think about it...we are in need of strong reusable bags to deliver items in.


Thank you!

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*** Thanksgiving Basket Schedule


 

Week One - October 2nd

2 – cans of vegetables (peas, corn, or string beans)

2 – cans of soup (any variety)

 

Week Two - October 9th

1 – box of instant potatoes

1 – jar/can of gravy

 

Week Three - October 16th

1 – box of stuffing

1 – bag/box of rice

 

Week Four - October 23rd

o  1 – dessert (pudding with gram cracker crust or a box of brownies/cake mixes)

 

Week Five - October 30th

1 –cranberry sauce

1 – can of black or red beans

 

Week Six - November 6th

1 – mac & cheese

1- dinner prep kits (tacos, hamburger helper, sloppy joes)

 

Week Seven - November 13th

Bag of fresh fruit (apples, oranges, tangerines)

 

 

As always, each week we are in need of the following items

 to support the Norwood School Families.

 

Boxed oatmeal, cereal or pancake mix w/syrup, jar of sauce, pasta,

canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter & jelly.