Food Pantry needs help to fill shelves

Food, food, food.

“That’s what we need,” said Tommy Moose, president of the board of directors of the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.

Moose said that last Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Fredericksburg Food Pantry helped a record 80 families that day.

“That is something that hasn’t happened before,” he said.

Because the Food Pantry continues to assist large numbers of families each week, food is needed to fill the shelves.

“Let’s fill the shelves back up,” Moose said.

Especially needed, he said are sugar, flour, peanut butter, canned meat (chicken, tuna, ravioli), soup, cereal, canned vegetables and canned fruit.

“We accept all food items as long as they are not expired and are unopened with the original packaging and labeling,” Moose said.

The Food Pantry also accepts donations of meat items, but the meat must be processed by a USDA inspected facility or purchased at a retail facility.

The Fredericksburg Food Pantry is now located in its new 3,000-squre-foot facility at 701 Mustang Street.

“We love the new building,” Moose said, and added, “we are busier than ever.”

In addition to accepting food donations, Moose said that they also accept monetary donations.

Checks can be mailed to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2165, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.

Food items may be dropped off at the new location, which is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5 p.m.

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