Hello Greene County Food Pantry - my husband and I have picked up food 3 times now and WOW. Words cannot express our amazement, gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation for "free food".
Two days ago I made meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, cheesy cauliflower, fried apples/onions, creamed corn/cream cheese, and cantaloupe. All from the Food Pantry and we have enough for a couple more dinner meals. Thank You.
Hubby enjoys the applesauce, yogurts, etc as they are soft and easier for him to eat
Within the 3 boxes this last time - there were a dozen eggs which I boiled for egg salad, etc. There was also a jar of onion powder - that was on my grocery list. The cabbage equals coleslaw; the plums equal cobbler. The canned goods and prepackaged items equal winter and rainy days like today when we stay at home. Winter is coming and we will make great meals out of the beans, rice, etc. -- good warm soups.
Thank you to the volunteers and the places that donate the foods. I wrap and bag some of the bread items for the freezer. We have to count sodium and liquid intake DAILY for my husband -- many of the foods we've picked up are low sodium and no sodium. That makes my life easier. I enjoy the bagels (which he can't tackle due to dentures not working right) and he is able to eat the softer muffins and cakes.
I use his Drive walker (it has a seat) to make 3 trips into the apartment with a box sitting on the seat - very easy. One of his favorite dishes is the fried onions/apples with unsalted butter and brown sugar --- NO sodium and NO liquid -- and he says he could eat it every meal. So, an extra thank you for those 2 items each week.
I can't say it enough -- THANK YOU to each and every one of you that work the pantry -- packing up boxes with such a wide and perfect selection of foods and bringing boxes to our cars and checking with us as to what we might want. We might skip a week as we are stocked up so well. Thank you!