PERSONAL CARE CALENDAR

January

Facial Tissue & Hand Sanitizer

February
Paper Towels with Dish Soap
March
Hand Soap
April
Toothbrushes & Paste
May
Razors & Shaving Cream
June
Deodorant
July
Laundry Detergent
August
Shampoo
September
Paper Products
October
Toothbrushes & Paste
November
Dish Soap
December
Bar Soap

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Birthday gift program for children 17 and under: a cake mix and frosting, and a small gift (when available) are given to parents/guardians upon request to help them celebrate the birthdays of children in the registered household.

Emergency food is provided through a collaboration with Hunger Task Force. The pantry also receives food from individual donors and purchases from Feeding America. Pantry patrons have the opportunity to select non-perishable and perishable nutritious foods they would like.

Holiday food baskets are provided for families with children for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Holiday gift program for children 17 and younger: Starting in October, patrons may complete a form/wish list for each of their children. Project Concern staff coordinate the gift-giving program with the Holiday Program Coordinator who is a volunteer. Wish lists without any personal information on them are given to donors/elves shortly before Thanksgiving. Elves bring the gifts to Project Concern and volunteers sort the presents into boxes with the family’s name on it. Families collect their boxes the Saturday before Christmas.

Homebound deliveries are made monthly to individuals who have medical notes indicating they cannot lift the items they are given or are unable to navigate the steps down to the food pantry. The food pantry tries to the best of our ability to accommodate those with special diets.

Infant needs items: formula, baby food, and diapers are available upon request each month.

Information and referral services: All patrons at the time they register for their monthly visit are asked if they need additional help/information. The pantry provides information on such things as the Energy Assistance Program, tax help and job opportunities. The Outreach Coordinator or the pantry Director meets one-on-one with those needing additional help.

New Parents receive a gift bag with brand new baby items, which include such gift as, a blanket, clothes, a toy and miscellaneous items.

Personal care products are distributed each month. Patrons receive 1 or 2 items from the following: dish, laundry and bar soap, adult and children’s toothbrushes and paste, deodorant, and razors. When donated, such items as floss, mouthwash, and hair conditioner are also provided. Diapers and feminine care products are available every month.

Recycling: Clothing that is not usable is sold to a recycling company. Electronic items that are donated but do not work are stored until we hold our annual recycling drive. We receive a percentage from the sale of the recycled materials. Aluminum items such as soda cans are sold for scrap. Printer cartridges are recycled through Office Depot for an in-store credit to be used toward school supplies for registered families and office supplies for the pantry.

School Supplies for students: During the summer families are given the opportunity to register children to receive a basic bag of school supplies. Staff members coordinate with local schools to obtain supply lists and match the needed items to each child.

Shopping for clothing, household items, toys and more. Items are donated and given free to patrons. Patrons may take items for themselves and the people that are verified as living in their household.