Building up the Basics
September, October & November 2018
Help local families cover the basics.
Support families getting a fresh start with healthy meal items.
Is your company, organization, or neighborhood looking for a way to help families this Fall? Join us as we focus on basic needs and healthy living by collecting items to stock healthy kitchens in our area. Nearly 1 million people in Virginia (1 in 9) aren't sure where their next meal will come from - and that includes individuals, families, children, military service members and veterans, people who are employed, and senior citizens.
Contact Kathryn Palmer to learn more about Seasons of Service projects.
Consider hosting a Meal Kit Drive instead of a food drive. What's the difference? Meal kits contain all the non-perishable items needed to create healthy meals - including spices and other items not typically found at a food pantry. Meal kits help stock a family's kitchen, allowing them to make better meals from available items. Create kits or donate the items for kits.
Families returning to housing have limited access to kitchen items. Your donation of a crock pot or electric griddle can help a family prepare home cooked meals that are more affordable and more nutritious than prepared items or eating out. When families are able to move back into a place of their own, a few kitchen items can go a long way to making that house a home!
- Visit our Amazon Wish List for ideas!
- Purchase items locally and drop them off at Rappahannock United Way
Gather your neighbors, friends or colleagues and host a Soup Mix Party! Guests bring bulk items for dry soup mixes and assemble layered ingredients in mason jars for easy-to-store, ready-to-go soups.