Sandy Mush Food Pantry partners with MANNA Foodbank & Feeding America
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.
For those of you getting ready for the annual ritual of “Spring Cleaning” your closets, outbuildings and house, please keep in mind our Sandy Mush Food Pantry Flea Market Fundraiser on 23 September 2017. If you personally want to sell your items for your own profit, you may rent a table for $20. Your other option is to donate your items to the Sandy Mush Food Pantry for us to sell and use the profit to purchase food for the pantry. If you cannot store the items you want to donate to the Food Pantry until September, please call the Food Pantry Director at 828-545-3621.
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, June 9, 2017
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.
Canned Diced Tomatoes.
Canned Tomato Sauce.
Ground coffee (caffeinated).
Store bought Jams & Jellies.
Liquid hand soap
Shampoo & Conditioner
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