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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

APRIL





PLEASE HELP US STOCK OUR SHELVES

Here are a few suggestions for this month:
NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
DIAPERS
Baked Beans
Cake Mixes 
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce
Peanut Butter
Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste 
Toilet Paper
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
Depends
Recyclable Shopping Bags
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap

All donations can be dropped off at the following locations:


Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-8:30 am, and every Tue and Wed 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm  

 SATURDAY, MAY 10th
Put your NON-PERISHABLE donation by your mailbox and the postal service will deliver it to the Canton Food Pantry.

















Putting the Nutrition back in the Label! | The Greater Boston Food Bank




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently proposed some updates to their nutrition facts label that will help The Greater Boston Food Bank and consumers alike make healthier choices on what we eat. The three major changes include a greater understanding of Nutrition Science, updating the serving size requirements, and a design refresh.
Nutrition Science education is included by requiring manufacturers to add new information on “Added Sugars”, Vitamin D, and Potassium, which are all currently significant to the public interest. Calcium and iron will still be required while Vitamins A and C are optional. “Calories from fat” will be removed since studies have shown that the type of fat consumed is much more important than the actual amount.


Putting the Nutrition back in the Label! | The Greater Boston Food Bank


Serving sizes will be updated to reflect what people actually eat and drink in one sitting, not what they “should” be eating. Packaged foods and drinks that are usually eaten in one sitting will be labeled as a single serving and the nutrition facts label will represent information for the entire package. An example of this is 12 and 20 ounce sodas, both are typically consumed in one sitting so both labels will reflect the total amount in the bottle. Packaged foods that are larger and can be consumed in one sitting or multiple sittings will have a “dual column” label showing both “per serving” and “per package” nutrition information. This way, if people choose to eat or drink the entire package, they will have all of the information about what they are consuming.
Finally, there will be a fresh new look to the label! Calories and Serving sizes will be larger to stand out and be more visible to the public. The Percent Daily Value, which tells consumers how much of certain nutrients one is getting from a particular food when compared to the total daily recommendation, will be moved to the left to be more visibly prominent. The footnote will also be updated to more clearly explain the Percent Daily Value.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is excited about these proposed changes because the new label helps us in promoting more nutritious lives by enabling individuals and communities to make more informed and healthy food choices!
To learn more about these Nutrition Label changes, visit the FDA website.
 
References
  1. Proposed Nutrition Facts Label At-A-Glance. FDA.org. Retrieved March 6, 2014.




Baked Ham with Pineapple Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Baked Ham with Pineapple Recipe


Baked Ham with Pineapple Recipe


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 16-20 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  •  Whole cloves
  •  5 maraschino cherries


    DIRECTIONS:
    Place ham in roasting pan. Score the surface with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes; insert cloves into diamonds. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Combine brown sugar and pineapple juice; pour over ham. Arrange pineapple and cherries on ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-45 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and the ham is heated through. Yield: 16-20 servings.
 







Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MARCH




MARCH

PLEASE HELP US STOCK OUR SHELVES
Here are a few suggestions for this month:


NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
DIAPERS
Cake Mixes 
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce
Peanut Butter
Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste 
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
Depends
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap
Mouth Wash


All donations can be dropped off at the following locations:


Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-8:30 am, and every Tue and Wed 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm  





We would like to thank the ongoing support of the Canton School System:
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
Canton High School
Dean S. Luce Elementary
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary
St. John's School
William H. Galvin Middle School


Also a big Thank You to the ongoing support from our Canton Residents and Businesses.


We can't wait for Spring! In the meantime please enjoy an easy 3 step Betty Crocker recipe:


CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE








Ingredients:

1 corned beef brisket (2 1/2 to 3 lb)                   
1 medium onion, cut into 6 wedges                        
1 clove garlic, finely chopped                        
1 small head green cabbage, cut into 6 wedges                        

Directions:

Remove beef from package, reserving juices and spices. Trim fat from beef; place beef in 4-quart Dutch oven. Add reserved juices and spices. Add enough cold water just to cover beef. Add onion and garlic
Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes or until beef is tender.                    
Remove beef to warm platter; keep warm. Skim fat from broth. Add cabbage to broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 15 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Serve with beef.
Also in this issue:

The Farm Bill & Residents of Massachusetts


As Catherine D’Amato (GBFB”s President and CEO) states in her Fox 25 interview, the recent House and Senate passing of the Farm Bill will have significant implications for Americans as well as food banks and pantries. The bill will cut $8.7 billion dollars from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).[1] These cuts come on the heels of the $5 billion SNAP program cut this past November.[3]
Additionally, the H-EAT (Heat and Eat) program, a fuel assistance program designed for SNAP households so decisions between affording food or heat will not have to be made, will be impacted the most. Massachusetts, as well as fourteen other states and the District of Columbia (CA, CT, DE, ME, MI, MT, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA and WI), offer the H-EAT program. An average household relying on SNAP and H-EAT will see up to $90 cut from their monthly benefits. Who will this impact?
  • Cuts will affect approximately 850,000 American households and roughly 1.7 million people.[2]
  • In Massachusetts, about 125,000 households will see a $70 monthly decrease in SNAP and H-EAT benefits.[3]
  • The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) projects that of the households impacted, 80% are seniors or persons with disabilities.
  • DTA data also projects that more than 35% of SNAP households include young children.
Essentialy, some of the most vulnerable populations, including elders, veterans, persons with disabilities and children will be impacted.[4]
The bill will also impact food banks and food pantries. Each month, individuals will run out of their SNAP funds faster and will seek alternative ways to obtain healthy food. As a result, more will rely on hunger-relief organizations that are supplied by The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). Continued
support to meet this need is crucial so that GBFB and other organizations can continue to acquire and distribute more food.
What else can you do? Many organizations have vocalized their concern around this bill and have encouraged community members to contact their congressional representatives to make their voices heard.
 
References
  1. Bipartisan Farm Bill deal to cut over $8 billion in food stamps. www.msnbc.com. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  2. Commentary: Nutrition Title of Farm Bill Agreement Drops Draconian Cuts and Represents Reasonable Compromise. www.cbpp.org. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  3. Massachusetts Law Reform Institute – The FACTS about:
    “Heat and Eat” and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Massachusetts
    . www.masslegalservices.org. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  4. What the SNAP Cuts Mean for Massachusetts. www.gbfb.org. Retrieved January 31, 2014.





Cindy Poshkus, Co-Director
Mary Buckley, Co-Director
Lisa Clifford, Supervisor






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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

February

Moose Hill Farm will be showing “ A Place at the Table” (see trailer here: http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/) on  Thursday, January 16th at the farm at 7pm.  Their address is 396 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067.  There will be a discussion afterward about the role farms can play in alleviating hunger and what efforts Moose Hill Farm was specifically involved in this past season.  It will be moderated by Farm Manager, Molly DellaRoman.  We are asking that participants donate non-perishable goods or bring a $5 donation.  100% of the donations will go to the Canton Food Pantry; one of the food pantries that the farm donates fresh produce to during the growing season.

Here are a few suggestions for this month:
  • CEREAL
  • Cake Mixes
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti-os, etc.)
  • Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
  • Peanut Butter & Jam
  • Toothpaste 
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Feminine Products
  • Depends
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bar Soap
All other monthly donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-8:30 am, and every Tue and Wed 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm  



A big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to the Food Pantry this past year, especially the following:
   American Legion Post 24
   Bank of Canton
   Canton Association of Business and Industries 
   Canton Catholic Women's Club
   Canton Community Club
   Canton Lions Club
   Computershare
   Crystal Rock
   Dunkin Donuts/Baskin
   ENE Systems
   O'Lyn Roofing
   One Beacon
   Shaw's

We will continue recognizing our contributors on a monthly basis!

---Several large food drives by schools, organizations, and businesses have helped to stock our shelves for the holidays, and we are so grateful for this support from the community.

Monday, December 2, 2013

December




Snowman Clip Art

Here are a few suggestions for this month:
• Coffee
• Juice
• Canned goods (fruit/)
• Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghettios, etc.)
• Meal Makers (hamburger helper, etc.)
• Cereal
• Evaporated Milk
• Peanut Butter
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo / Conditioner
• Feminine Products
• Depends
• Laundry Detergent
 
• Grocery Store gift cards in any denomination
 
All other monthly donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9 am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am and every Wed. 8:30-9 am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm
 
 




THANK YOU!  Your donations last month were terrific. We gave out 166 turkeys and everything else for a Thanksgiving dinner. Without your support we would never have been able to do this.
 
---Several large food drives by schools, organizations, and businesses have helped to stock our shelves for the holidays, and we are so grateful for this support from the community.
 
---Again, a big thank you to all our friends, supporters, and volunteers. Without you we would be unable to do what we do. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with friends and family.

 
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November Newsletter  

Greetings All!  

Here are a few suggestions for this month:
• Coffee
• Juice
• Canned goods (fruit/)
• Cereal
• Evaporated Milk
• Peanut Butter
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo / Conditioner
• Feminine Products

Pies! 


 We will need store bought pies, we cannot accept homemade.

Please drop pies off at the Canton High School, on the afternoon of Friday November 22nd between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. or by 8:00am Saturday, November 23 at the cafeteria.

All other monthly donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9 am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am and every Wed. 8:30-9 am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm
 
 

Thank you so much for all your support and generosity over the holidays!

Monday, June 3, 2013

June

practice


Thank you for your continued generosity we all appreciate it.  Summer is right around the corner, though the heat feels like summer has arrived.  We always are in need of donations, if you’re looking for suggestions, here’s a list of items we always need.

 • Coffee – any kind
• Toilet Paper
• Peanut Butter & Jelly
• Cereal
• Spaghetti Sauce
• Canned Fruit & Vegetables 
• Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, etc...) 
• Juice
• Dry Pasta/Rice/Beans
• Bar Soap
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo
• Feminine Products (tampons, sanitary napkins)
• Diapers (all sizes)
• Reusable (cloth) bags   
                                                                 
Items may be dropped off  at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Is Here!

With spring finally here, we are in need of so much. Please take a moment to review the list and if you can make a donation we would be so grateful.

Coffee
Tea
Juice
Canned goods (vegetables, fruit, tunafish, beans...)
Pasta, Rice, or Lentils
Tomato sauce
Cereal
Crackers
Peanut butter and Jelly
Toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc...)
Soap
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Sanitary napkins
Diapers (all sizes/ages)

A special request from our Co-Director Carolann:

Reusable grocery bags

(they can be used, if you have an abundant supply, we'll gladly take them off your hands)

Thank you again for your generosity!

Items may be dropped off  at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Newsletter

Greetings All!  We hope you and your family fared well during the hurricane.  We thank you for taking the time to read our needs for the month of November and our needs for the Thanksgiving Turkey handout.  

Here are a few suggestions for this month:
• Coffee
• Juice
• Canned goods (fruit/vegetables)
• Oil
• Evaporated Milk
• Jelly / Peanut Butter
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo / Conditioner
• Toilet Paper
• Feminine Products


Thanksgiving Turkey Handout Needs: 
Please drop items off at the Canton High School, on the afternoon of Friday the 16th or by 8:00am Saturday morning, at the cafeteria.

• Pies!  We will need store bought pies, we cannot accept homemade.

If you would like to donate something other than a pie we will need:
• Stuffing
• Gravy
• Cranberry Sauce


All other monthly donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm
 
 

Thank you so much for all your support and generosity over the holidays!

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 2012

It's hot and humid, we hope everyone is staying well hydrated and cool! We thank you for taking a moment to scan the Canton Food Pantry needs list. Any type of donation is greatly appreciated, but if you are looking to donate specific items, here is a list of our current needs:

  • Canned Tomatoes (diced, crushed, whole)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Juice
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Lentils
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Beans
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent

Items may be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm


Thanks so much for all your support and generosity!

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to check in on the needs of the Canton Food Pantry! We hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer and staying well hydrated!

Our current needs are:


• Coffee – any kind

• Pasta

• Canned Meat/meal (chili, ham, hash, tuna, etc.)

• Meal Makers (Hamburger Helper, etc.)

• Canned Pasta (ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.)

• Snack Foods

• Cereal

• Spaghetti Sauce

• Canned Fruit

• Jam or Jelly

• Juice

• Toilet Paper

• Bar Soap

• Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

• Shampoo & Conditioner

• Laundry Detergent

• Feminine Products (tampons, sanitary napkins)

• Diapers (every size)

Items may be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 2012


At this time of year we need EVERYTHING! 
If you’re looking for suggestions, here’s a list of items we always need.

• Coffee – any kind
• Toilet Paper
• Canned Meat/meal (chili, ham, hash, tuna, etc.)
• Meal Makers (Hamburger Helper, etc.)
• Canned Pasta (ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.)
• Peanut Butter
• Cereal
• Spaghetti Sauce
• Canned Fruit
• Canned Vegetables
• Evaporated Milk
• Juice
• Dry Pasta
• Oil
• Bar Soap
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo
• Laundry Detergent
• Feminine Products (tampons, sanitary napkins)
• Reusable (cloth) bags
• Grocery Store gift cards in any denomination
(if we have them, we offer gift cards to clients with special circumstances)   
                                                             
Items may be dropped off  at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-9am, and every Tues. 8:30-9am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm  

Thanks so much for all your support and generosity over the holidays.