Building up the Basics
September, October & November 2018
Help local families cover the basics.
Support families getting a fresh start with healthy meal items.
Is your company, organization, or neighborhood looking for a way to help families this Fall? Join us as we focus on basic needs and healthy living by collecting items to stock healthy kitchens in our area. Nearly 1 million people in Virginia (1 in 9) aren't sure where their next meal will come from - and that includes individuals, families, children, military service members and veterans, people who are employed, and senior citizens.
Consider hosting a Meal Kit Drive instead of a food drive. What's the difference? Meal kits contain all the non-perishable items needed to create healthy meals - including spices and other items not typically found at a food pantry. Meal kits help stock a family's kitchen, allowing them to make better meals from available items.
Families temporarily living in motels have very limited access to kitchen items. Your donation of a crockpot or electric griddle can help a family prepare home cooked meals anywhere. Once families are able to move back into a place of their own, a few kitchen items can go a long way to making that house a home!
- Visit our Amazon Wish List for ideas!
- Purchase items locally and drop them off at Rappahannock United Way