From November 1 through November 25, donations of nonperishable food items can be dropped off at any of the 34 Art Van Furniture locations throughout Michigan. The donations will then be turned over to Gleaners Community Food Bank, which has been feeding the hungry in Michigan for over 34 years.
Click here for a complete list of store locations.
Here are some suggestions of canned and dry goods that are nutritious and easy to use. No opened containers or expired products, and avoid items in glass as they often break in transit.
Meat Soups, Hearty Soups
Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
Baby Food or Formula
Ensure or other nutritional Supplements Drinks
Pancake or Baking Mixes
Jelly (in plastic jars)
THESE ITEMS NEED TO BE IN A SEPARATE CONTAINER
Personal Care Items
Healthy Snacks for Kids
Dried Fruit – raisins, mangos, apricots, banana, apple
Nuts – low sodium, dry roast best
Trail Mix – Best without candy
Individual Cereal Boxes – especially with whole grain cereal
High Fiber Granola Bars
Cheese and Cracker individual packs
Apple Sauce Cups
Low Fat Popcorn
Fruit leather – check for nutritional value and the lowest sugar
Rice and popcorn cakes
Individual vegetable juice – v-8 or tomato, low sodium
Individual canned 100% fruit juice
Shelf stable cheese individual packs
Shelf stable yogurt, individual packs
Individual soup, low sodium
Baked pita or bagel chips – whole grain choices if possible
Baked corn or potato Chips
NOTE: Any dairy items should be shelf stable, meaning you get it from the grocery store shelf and not the regrigerator. No need to refrigerate before opening.
Anyone can host a Food & Fund Drive. Each drive can be custom-made to fit your organization’s abilities, whether you’re a large corporation, school, small church group or private family.
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