ESG Little Free Pantry Food Drive

We are having a Fill the Food Cupboard food drive on Thursday November 4th and Friday the 5th, from 10 to noon both days. Please use the list below as your guide for what to contribute. Your contribution will help stock our food cupboard keep ESG’s daily bag delivery to the Pantry fully supplied.
For inquiries please contact: Connie Roden.

  • Each day the pantry receives these items from ESG:
  • 1 bag of pasta
  • 1 can pasta sauce
  • 1 tin of tuna or chicken or sardines
  • 1 can of chunky soup (in colder months)
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 3 pkgs instant Quaker Oats hot cereal
  • 2 pkg’d tea bags
  • 2 instant coffee packs/ hot chocolate
  • 2 instant noodles
  • 1 pkg crackers / cookies
  • 2 granola bars
  • An alternating selection of items individually packaged:
  • Feminine hygiene items, masks and hand sanitizer, shampoo (hotel size), toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and facecloth, a pair of socks

A pantry tests the concepts of community, charity, justice and sharing economy. We have been tested. We have entered into an agreement of sorts that depends on our ability to trust. We must trust that what we have launched is helping to serve the community of people who need a helping hand. A pantry is not a solution to food insecurity nor is it a food bank. It is definitely not a personal grocery pick up. There has been some abuse of our good intentions but, we redirect our focus to those whom we are providing some relief.

ESG volunteers have endeavoured from the outset of this initiative to maintain a stable supply of items in our Little Free Pantry, using ESG Outreach donations and individual donations to ensure that the pantry has the same consistent amount of food placed in it each day. The food cupboards have been stocked in our church or items ordered and delivered to someone’s home or driveway Bags have been packed and a bag of food has been delivered each day to the pantry.

The pantry has been embraced by our neighbouring community and individual ESG members. It is heartening to see food regularly placed in the pantry. We receive a bread delivery bi-weekly and on Good Food Box days the Pantry is the recipient of fresh veg as well.

For inquiries please contact: Connie Roden.