This month, as Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to take time to be thankful for what we have and consider those less fortunate than ourselves.
One way to do this is by donating food to community food banks around Dayton. When you donate food to local families in need, you help to ensure that they have a happier, healthier Thanksgiving.
Pick up a cardboard box and fill it with non-perishable goods from your pantry or the grocery store. (Food should be non-perishable so that it does not spoil before reaching its intended family.) We suggest contributing traditional Thanksgiving foods in the spirit of the season. This might include:
- Potatoes or yams (canned or whole)
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Vegetables, such as green beans, peas, or corn (canned)
- Stuffing mix
- Gravy (instant or in jars)
- Cranberry sauce
- Coffee or tea
In addition, you might want to include napkins, paper towels, dishwashing soap, and sponges.
Where can you donate food? The Food Bank Dayton has a number of food drive locations all around Dayton. You can find a location near you by visiting the organization’s Food Drive Locations page.
The Food Bank Dayton is an organization dedicated to relieving hunger by distributing food to people throughout the Miami Valley. Through a network of pantries, community kitchens, shelters, and other charities, The Food Bank Dayton acquires and distributes food to those in need. To learn more about this organization, which does so much good in the Dayton area, visit its website.