We hope you will participate in helping us feed those in our community! As we go about our day to day activities, it’s easy to forget that we have SO much to be thankful for! What better way to show your gratefulness than to give back to those who are less fortunate? That is exactly what St. Paul’s Community Food Pantry is doing.

“The Community Food Pantry began over 8 years ago to provide emergency food to those who are in need; in the greater Reno/Sparks area. Since its inception the food pantry has grown through the dedicated service of its volunteers who log 5000 hours annually.

The economic crisis of the last several years has increased the number of those in need, and many of those served have never had to seek assistance before–reflecting the burden of lack of jobs, and rising costs of food and housing. The Community Food Pantry receives its food through a partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, contributions from local grocery stores, and generous donations from individuals and families.”

The Champagne Family Dentistry Team wants to pitch in to make the Reno/Sparks community a better place to live for everyone, and we hope you will help us on this journey! What can you do to help? You can drop off non-perishable food items (if you’re not sure what you can donate, we’ve shared a list with you below) at our office from now until the end of July. Food supply available for distribution is often at a shortage during the hot summer months, and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Here’s a helpful list of non-perishable food items:

Canned Meats
Canned Tuna and Salmon
Peanut Butter
Jelly (no glass)
Canned or Dry Soups
Canned Stews and Chili
Tea Bags
Coffee (ground no beans)
Canned Pasta
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruits
Canned Pasta (Spaghetti “O’s”)
Hot and Cold Cereals
Rice
Cake Mixes
Pancake Mix
Syrup
Powdered Milk
Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc. )
Juice Boxes
Canned Juices
Canned Beans
Spam
Canned Gravy
Granulated Sugar
Baby Food & Cereal (Glass Jars Accepted)
Baby Formula (Enfamil/Similac)
Granola Bars
Cereal Bars

*We snagged this list from a great organization in New York called The INN, which is serving hungry and homeless Long Islanders with dignity, respect, and love. It makes our hearts happy to see good deeds happening all across the country! #SpreadingLove

Here’s a great time-lapse of St. Paul’s Community Food Pantry AMAZING volunteers in action: