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Food Drive for the South Wedge Food Program

On March 3, X-Stream visited the South Wedge Food Program. In operation for over 40 years, and a member of Foodlink, they have become a trusted resource for hungry individuals and families from all over the region.

X-stream toured the facility, helped out, and took notes on the operation. The next day, they shared what they learned with the church and kicked off a food drive. Now through April 8, X-Stream is collecting food and personal items at Mosaic to help stock the shelves at the South Wedge Food Program. Here's what they've told us is needed:

General Food Items

  • Canned meat and fish
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Instant potatoes (1lb box)
  • Canned beans (kidney, black, pinto, baked, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Soup (condensed and ready-to-serve)
  • Rice (2lb bags or smaller)
  • Flour and sugar (5lb bags or less)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned tomato products
  • Pasta
  • Raisins and other dried fruit
  • Condiments and seasonings (ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonnaise, salad dressings, oil, pepper, salt, etc.
  • Baking and snack items (cake/brownie/cookie mixes, frosting, crackers, cookies, chips, etc.)
  • Pancake mix
  • Shelf stable milk/soy, cashew, or almond milk quarts
  • Apple sauce
  • Sugar free items
  • Easy-to-prepare meal items (like mac and cheese, etc.)

Personal Items

  • Deodorant
  • Individually-wrapped bar soap
  • Pump bottles of liquid hand soap
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (preferably 3oz or smaller)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Razors
  • Band-Aids
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Tampons
  • Individually-wrapped rolls of toilet paper

Baby Items

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula
  • Baby food
  • Other small baby items

Pets

  • Canned and dry dog and cat food
  • Dog and cat treats

Holiday Baskets (Thanksgiving and Christmas)

  • Canned yams or sweet potatoes
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Cake and brownie mixes
  • Frosting
  • Juice
  • Jello
  • Butter
  • Frozen Pies
  • Cranberry Sauce (whole or jellied)
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned corn
  • Canned green beans
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Milk