Sandy Mush Food Pantry partners with MANNA Foodbank & Feeding America

Sandy Mush Community Center Volunteers get a tour of MANNA’s warehouse in Feb 2017.

 

Starting in March 2017, the Sandy Mush Food Pantry will be open each 2nd Friday of the month from 1:00-2:30. Anyone in need of food is welcome to join us at the SMCC downstairs cafeteria. Items in the Food Pantry will vary from month to month, but will generally be stocked with: meat, produce, bread, bakery items, canned vegetables (fresh in season), assorted beverages, and personal care items.

Please share with neighbors and friends about our new community-based Food Pantry.

Food Pantry Distribution Date:  Second Friday of each Month

Mark your calendar (upcoming dates):

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Food Distribution Time:  1 pm – 2:30 pm

Location:  Sandy Mush Community Center, 19 School Road Leicester, NC, 28748.

The Food Pantry pickup location is the Sandy Mush Community Center downstairs cafeteria area.  

SANDY MUSH FOOD PANTRY VISION:

A community where everyone has access to nutritious food.

SANDY MUSH FOOD PANTRY MISSION STATEMENT:

With respect and dignity, provide our local community access to nutritious food.

SANDY MUSH FOOD PANTRY VALUES:

We value respect, compassion and honesty

We value efficient and fair use of resources

We value constructive client feedback

We value the time, labor and commitment of our volunteers

We value community support

We value the diversity of all who walk through the pantry doors

We value excellence and consistency in leadership

Donate Items to Food Pantry

Please consider donating non-perishable items for the Sandy Mush Community Center Food Pantry.  Here are examples of items we need for the Food Pantry:

Non-perishable Food Items

Beans (canned or dried).

Bisquick or other non-perishable pre-mixed baking mix.

Bottled Water.

Canned Diced Tomatoes.

Canned Soup.

Canned Tomato Sauce.

Canned Vegetables.

Cereal.

Cooking Oils.

Cornbread mix.

Cornmeal.

Flour.

Ground coffee (caffeinated).

Grits.

Mac-n-Cheese.

Peanut butter.

Pet Food.

Pinto beans.

Store bought Jams & Jellies.

Sugar.

White rice.

Cleaning Items

Bar soap

Diapers

Dish detergent

Liquid hand soap

Shampoo & Conditioner

Soaps

Toothbrushes

Toothpaste

Paper products.

Washing detergent

The SMCC Food Pantry will also accept monetary donations.  All monetary donations will only be used to purchase extra food for the pantry.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SMCC FOOD PANTRY:

Sandy Mush Community Center Board Members and Volunteers

Full Sun Farm, 90 Bald Creek Rd., Leicester NC:  www.fullsunfarm.com

Jesse Flores Tomato Farm, Sandy Mush Creek Rd., Leicester, NC

Sycamore Valley Farm, 2555 Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC

MANNA Foodbank, 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville, NC:  www.mannafoodbank.org

Leicester Welcome Table, 2979 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC

Cormark International, 181 Reems Creek Rd. #7, Weaverville, NC

IRISHGUY Design Studio – Web Design Services:  www.irishguy.us

Thermo Fisher Scientific:  Donation of commercial refrigerator & freezer

Payne’s Chapel, Sandy Mush Creek Rd., Leicester, NC

Sam’s Club, Patton Ave., Asheville, NC

United State Postal Service, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Northern Tool, Patton Ave., Asheville, NC

Dodson Pest Control, Asheville, NC