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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Food Blog

APRIL

Here are a few suggestions for this month:
NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
Baked Beans
Rice
Cake Mixes
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce

Peanut Butter


Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste 
Toilet Paper
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
Kellogg's Breakfast Drinks
DIAPERS
Depends
Recyclable Shopping Bags
ENSURE DRINKS
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap
RECYCLABLE GREEN BAGS

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 8:30-11:15 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

SAVE THE DATE:
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING FOOD TO HELP THE CANTON CITIZENS




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MARCH






PLEASE HELP US STOCK OUR SHELVES
Here are a few suggestions for this month:
NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
Baked Beans
Rice
Cake Mixes
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce

Peanut Butter
Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste 
Toilet Paper
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
Kellogg's Breakfast Drinks
DIAPERS
Depends
Recyclable Shopping Bags
ENSURE DRINKS
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap
RECYCLABLE GREEN BAGS



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 8:30-11:15 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
Thanks to the generosity of Canton's schools, banks, churches, temples, businesses & residents, the Canton Food Pantry is positioned to continue to serve our residents and families in need.
~Cindy Poshkus, Co-Director
~Mary Buckley, Co-Director
~Lisa Clifford, Supervisor

Hunger hurts eastern Massachusetts. One in nine members of our community is at risk of hunger, and that number is growing. Based on agency reporting, The Greater Boston Food Bank has witnessed a 21% increase in requests for food assistance since 2008.
Hunger is not a problem facing just those in poverty. A recent study shows that 47% of those at risk for hunger in eastern Massachusetts earn too much to be eligible for government-provided emergency food assistance. Many never dreamed they would need a food pantry or community meal program to feed themselves and their families.
Why is hunger hurting so many in our community?
The answer has less to do with food – there’s plenty of food available – and more to do with economic and political obstacles. With most food in our country moving from west to east, we are at the end of the distribution pipeline, making food more expensive. Our cold winters mean higher heating bills, and housing costs are higher relative to other areas of the country. Ending hunger means addressing those systemic problems, while doing everything possible, every day, to feed hungry people.






Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DECEMBER 2014



PLEASE HELP US STOCK OUR SHELVES
Here are a few suggestions for this month:
NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
Baked Beans
Rice
Cake Mixes
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce
Peanut Butter
Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste 
Toilet Paper
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
Kellogg's Breakfast Drinks
DIAPERS
Depends
Recyclable Shopping Bags
ENSURE DRINKS
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap
RECYCLABLE GREEN BAGS

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 8:30-11:15 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
We would like to thank the following schools and organizations for donating pies and also holding food drives:
Cole Harrington
ComputerShare
Galvin Middle School
Hansen Elementary School
Dean S. Luce Elementary School
John F. Kennedy School
United Church of Christ
Temple Beth Abraham
The Grange
The Sharon Mosque
St. Gerard's Church
St. John's Church
We would also like to recognize:
The Bank of Canton (cash donations)
Personal Best Karate (turkey gift baskets)
Shaws (cash donations)
Tedeschi (cash donations)
Olyn Roofing  (cash donations)
Also a special thanks to the volunteers who helped with the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We distributed turkeys, the fixings and pies to our families in need.  We couldn't have done this without the support of the Canton Community.


Recipe for Apple Crisp:
Apple Crisp
6 servings; 1/2 cup

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat margarine
  • 2 pounds baking apples, peeled and sliced.
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and place cut apples into the bottom.
  3. Mix sugar, flour, oatmeal and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle entire mixture over the apples.
  4. Drop dots of margarine over the oatmeal mixture.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.