Welcome to Project Concern Cudahy / St. Francis

 

Project Concern is a non-profit organization serving low income residents of Cudahy and St. Francis with emergency food, clothing, household items and information/referrals.

 

Help is available because of donations of goods, volunteer services and financial contributions from individuals, churches, businesses, service organizations and the community.

 

Project Concern is sponsored by six congregations: Changing Lives Assembly of God, Cudahy United Methodist, Nativity of the Lord Catholic, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic, St. John Ev. Lutheran and St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran.

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Thank you to The Catholic Community Foundation for supporting our efforts to help our neighbors in need.

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Thank you to the Green Bay Packer Foundation for a grant to purchase personal care items for our pantry patrons.

Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust 8/25/2016
Thank you to Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust for their generous gift.
   

Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis Nutrition Policy

Safe & Healthy Food Pantry was adopted by Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis November of 2016. The program is a teaching model that improves the health of people who rely on our food pantry to meet their basic needs. MyPlate encourages healthy eating.

 

My PlateProject Concern MyPlate

MyPlate includes foods from the five food groups: Protein, Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Dairy. Safe & Healthy Food Pantry is committed to the health and well being of people served by our food pantry and encourages contributions of preferred food items that are low in fat, sodium and added sugar and foods that contain whole grains.

 

Donations of Preferred Food Items include:

FRUITS

Fruits canned in own juice or 100% fruit juice

PEACHES
PEARS
PINEAPPLE
100% FRUIT JUICE

VEGETABLES

Low sodium, canned vegetables

GREEN BEANS
CORN
TOMATOES
SPAGHETTI SAUCE

GRAINS

Whole grain foods

BROWN RICE
OATMEAL
CEREAL
(NO SUGAR ADDED)
PASTA
(MULTIGRAIN)

DAIRY

Boxed, low fat milk or milk alternatives

SKIM MILK
1% MILK
ALMOND MILK
SOY MILK

 

PROTEIN

Lean sources of animal and plant based proteins

CHICKEN, CANNED
TUNA, CANNED
PEANUT BUTTER
BEANS
(DRIED OR CANNED)

SNACKS

Healthy foods for on-the-go

GRANOLA
NUTS & SEEDS
BREAKFAST BARS
GRAHAM
CRACKERS

CONDIMENTS

Healthy & salt-free flavors

SALSA
OIL
MUSTARD
SALT-FREE
SEASONINGS

 

Project Concern Safe & Healthy Food Pantry agrees to:

 

Provide MyPlate nutrition education information
During the pantry interview, households will receive information about MyPlate and make educated selections from all five food groups. Client choice opportunities will support special dietary, cultural and religious needs, as well as personal preference. As Hunger Task Force supports this pantry, Project Concern’s Safe & Healthy Food Pantry in return agrees to adhere to Hunger Task Force MyPlate guidelines for packing a bag of food.

 

Adopt Intentional procurement strategies
Safe & Healthy Food Pantry will purchase lean meats, low fat dairy, low sodium vegetables, fruit packed in its own juice and whole grain foods. Safe & Healthy Food Pantry will actively seek donations of fresh produce.

 

Limit distribution of certain foods
Safe & Healthy Food Pantry will limit the distribution of highly processed foods, including foods made with refined grains, saturated fats, trans fats, added sugar and sodium. Project Concern will not make as part of a family’s food allotment improperly labeled, damaged or expired foods. Foods not fit for human consumption will be composted whenever possible.


 

News:

10.01.2016: Community Cares News Fall 2016 Newsletter is available. To view it, Click Here.

 

07.01.2016: Community Cares News Spring 2016 Newsletter is available. To view it, Click Here.

 

10.01.2015: Community Cares News Fall 2015 Newsletter is available. To view it, Click Here.

 

05.01.2015: Community Cares News Spring 2015 Newsletter is available. To view it, Click Here.

 

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