Don't know what to give? Well, lucky for you I found a couple of ideas. Toiletries are an oft overlooked item, so shampoo, toothpaste, soap are an option. A long time ago, a church I attended participated in the Feeding 5000 drive, and the suggested items for each box were:
Food items to put into each Project 5000 Box:Or another take on it can be found here from Kettering Fairmont HS. The list is set up the way it is because it's a class competition and each advisory get points based on how many list the fill. I think also that those are the component items used in the backpack program, so that's the other reason for their madness. The Feeding 5000 list or the Bronze list come out to about $20.00. It's really not that much, especially if you were to set the intention to provide that much on a monthly basis. I bet you could cover the cost with the money you find cleaning out your couch and car....just sayin'.
1. 2 cans of meat (2 different varieties – 12–24 oz. each)
2. 2 cans of vegetables-not green beans or peas, please (14.5 oz. each)
3. 2 cans of fruit (15 oz. each)
4. 1 can of pasta (15 oz.) (e.g., ravioli)
5. 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese (7.25 oz.)
6. 1 can of spaghetti sauce (26.5oz)
7. 2 cans of pork & beans or baked beans (16 oz. each)
8. 1 box of hot cereal (18 oz.)
9. 1 package of powdered milk (9.6 oz.)
10. 2 package of muffin/biscuit mix (8 oz.)
11. 2 cans of condensed soup or 1 can of non condensed soup.
12. 1 plastic jar of peanut butter (18 oz.)
13. 1 plastic jar of jelly (32 oz.)
Til We Meet Again,