Here’s a grocery list of the most popular non-perishables we need for our distribution of emergency food:
- canned meat (tuna, chicken, beef, pork or Spam)
- peanut butter (not glass)
- breakfast bars
- hearty soups
- instant oatmeal
- canned spaghetti sauce
- canned ravioli (like Spaghetti-O’s or Meatballs & Sauce)
- crackers (peanut butter, cheese, snack style)
- canned chili
- canned vegetables
- jelly (canned, not glass)
Please consider rallying others to join you in a food drive.
You can bring your grocery donations to the thrift store nearest you and we’ll make sure it gets to your neighbors in need.
New Beginnings serves people with a bag of emergency food at our weekly outreaches on Saturday morning. We also provide emergency food at our social services offices, located at both of our thrift stores.
Every month we distribute an average of 300-500 bags of emergency food to the community of Central Florida. Your regular gift of canned goods can help save New Beginnings $500 to $1,000 every month! Learn more about our food drive campaign, called The Blue Bag Project.
Why Only Emergency Food?
Because we do not carry produce and meats, we are not a full-service food pantry. Our purpose is to offer emergency food and do our best to provide services to the client in need so that they no longer require the assistance of food.
If necessary, we offer referrals to pantries in their community where they can supplement their food needs. Our hope is to empower them to live self-sufficiently, and we’ll put all our work toward assisting that neighbor to get their feet back under them.