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Over 600 pounds of food donated in special diets collection

Organizers praise the generosity of parishioners who donated June 22 and 23.

The parish collected 644 pounds of food for the Durham Community Food Pantry the weekend of June 22 and 23.  

Catholic Charities' Durham Community Food Pantry continues to need assistance in stocking special diet items for our neighbors in needs who have dietary restrictions, particularly those who are diabetic. 

Did you donate? If so, mark off a spot on your Summer of Service Bingo card. Going forward, a specially marked box will be in the Atrium to collect items for our neighbors in need who have special diets. Way to go, Holy Infant!

Donations of the following foods are welcome:

Applesauce (Jars or Snack Cups) – Unsweetened

Fruit (Canned or Snack Cups) – No Sugar Added or Splenda Sweetened

Pasta SauceNo Sugar Added or Lower Sodium

Pasta – Whole Wheat or Whole Grain

Quinoa, Barley and Rice (Brown, Basmati, or Wild)

Salad Dressings/VinaigrettesSugar Free

Tomatoes (Canned Whole, Diced, and Sauces) – No Salt Added

Beans (Canned Kidney, Pinto, Black, Garbanzo) – Reduced Sodium

Dried Beans and Lentils

Tuna and Chicken Breast (Canned) – Low Sodium

Vegetables (Canned Peas, Carrots, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green Beans, Spinach) – No Salt Added

Soups Low or Reduced Sodium

Peanut ButterNaturalNo Sugar Added or Lower Sodium or Almond Butter

Oats – Steel Cut or Rolled and Oat Bran – Hot Cereal

Instant Oatmeal – Lower Sugar or Fiber & Protein

Cereals – Good Grains Stay Steady; Cascadian Farms Purely O’s; Fiber One; Post Bran Flakes; Kellogg’s Special K Protein and All Bran; Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs and Go Lean; Oat Bran Flakes; Nature’s Path Smart Bran, Heritage O’s, and Rice Puffs; Cheerios and Multi-Grain Cheerios; Wheaties

Preserves/JamsSugar Free

Diet Juices – Ocean Spray and V8 Splash

Snack Pack Jello or Pudding Sugar Free

Popcorn and Peanuts (in snack-size bags)

CookiesSugar Free

Gluten Free food Items

 

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