Some days we serve as many as 30 families in three hours!
Here's how you can help us handle donations during this busiest time of the year. We do not have a work room. This makes it hard for us to sort donations during the times that the pantry is open to customers.
Between now and Christmas, please try NOT to bring donations on Fridays and Mondays. We have several large deliveries that happen on those mornings, and we have little control over the timing. We are also more than happy to make special arrangements with you if needed. Call me (Pat McKinney) or the pantry, and we will set that up for a mutually agreeable time. We sincerely appreciate your help with this as we transition to a new donation drop off policy in January 2016.
Please call me, Pat McKinney, Pantry Director – 269-876-9660 or the pantry – 269-415-0444 if you would like to make arrangements to drop off donations, have questions, or would like to schedule a tour!
We get many requests from businesses and individuals that want to adopt a family for Christmas. We would like to encourage you to consider adopting a single senior or couple. We have many seniors who get nothing at Christmas, while families often receive help from multiple sources. If you would be interested in adopting a senior, please contact us and we will make the arrangements. Let’s all try to make a difference in some lives this holiday season!
If you are thinking of donating a turkey, that’s great! Lots of folks are thrilled to receive those. We also encourage donations of ham, as many of our folks do not have a working oven, cooking utensils needed, or the knowledge to cook a turkey.
Visit our website for details: www.eleanorspantry.org.
Current wish list items:
Hearty soups with at least 6 grams of protein, Canned chili
Dry Milk, Stuffing Mix
Canned gravy, Coffee (small sizes),
Baking mixes (brownies, cake and cookie mixes), Canned frosting
Disposable cleaning wipes, toilet bowl cleaner
Shampoo, gas cards, gift cards for local stores such as Walmart
From the bottom of our hearts – thank you for all you do to sustain our mission!