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Non-Perishable Food Drive for Women and Families in Boston

Duration

Multi-day

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Help Rosie's Place provide 1,800 low income and unhoused women in Boston with 20 to 40 pounds of foods every month that their families prefers and enjoys. By helping to provide daily staples, good sources of protein and a consistent food source, you can help preserve the health of neighbors around the city. Needed items include: canned fruit (no added sugars), canned vegetables (low sodium), canned soups, stews, sauces (low sodium), canned tuna and chicken in water, canned and dry beans, peanut butter, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, oatmeal packets, cereal (corn flakes, Cheerios, Special K, Raisin Bran), granola, 100% juice and shelf-stable milk.

What's Needed To Complete

1. A flyer to promote the drive 2. Boxes to collect the food (and signs to put on them) 3. Transportation to drop off the items at Rosie's Place

Whose Help Is Required

Mom, Dad or other grown-up (some adult facilitation/involvement required)

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

Thousands of women every year find security, respite and a sense of normalcy in some of Rosie's Place's most basic services. Rosie's Place relies on the generosity of individuals, companies and organizations to provide non-perishable food and other essential items. Thank you for your help with this effort!

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

1. Decide what kind of drive you would like to organize and set a time frame for when the drive will happen. (We suggest at least two weeks.) Needed items include: canned fruit (no added sugars), canned vegetables (low sodium), canned soups, stews, sauces (low sodium), canned tuna and chicken in water, canned and dry beans, peanut butter, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, oatmeal packets, cereal (corn flakes, Cheerios, Special K, Raisin Bran), granola, 100% juice and shelf-stable milk. 2. Pick a location and put out collection boxes with signs indicating what kind of items you are collecting and for how long. 3. Advertise! Put up fliers, send out emails, post on Facebook or Twitter - make sure to tag Rosie's Place and Create the Change®! @RosiesPlace, @ProjectGivingKids (Facebook) @GivingKIDS (Twitter) or create a Facebook event. 4. Keep advertising and updating the community on your progress throughout the drive. 5. Make a delivery plan to get the donations to Rosie's Place. You can drop off donations at Rosie's Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA location Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Rosie's Place is not able to do pickups.) 6. Share how much you collected and a photo of your donation on Facebook or Twitter.

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