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Support your 'LOCAL' charity

The trickle down effect of September 11, 2001 has left thousands of families right in your own community struggling through hour cut backs, layoffs and yes, even homelessness. For the average American, a week or two without income or not enough income can mean going without even the basics and in many cases financial devastation. These folks are not slackers, they are ordinary, hardworking people like you or I. It just so happens that they hit hard times and of need of a helping hand. Please don't let those who take advantage of these charitable organizations, stop you from helping those who really need the help.

Here's how you can help:

A $20.00 bill and some smart shopping can go along way in helping to feed a family of four for a week and really make you feel good in the process. Following is a list of items that your local food banks are always looking for,

  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Spaghetti and Sauce
  • Canned or dried beans/ legumes
  • Canned chili, stews ,soups, pastas
  • Canned Fruit, juice and vegetables
  • Canned meats like tuna, mackerel, corned, roast beef hash
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Powdered and canned milk
  • Bread, crackers, and corn bread and biscuit mixes
  • Bottled Water
Personal Health and Hygiene

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bath Soap
  • Disposable razors
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Sanitary napkins

Baby Products

  • Disposable diapers
  • Jar baby food
  • Pkged baby cereal
  • Baby Formula
To find a reputable agency who accepts such donations in your area, consult your local phone yellow pages under Human Services , Social Services, Food Banks, or Charitable organizations. You might also check with your County's welfare agency, church or community organization such as Kiwanis or Jaycees for information

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