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.