The Manitowoc Police Department Support Staff is helping ring in the “New Year” for the needy in our community by continuing to replenish Peter’s Pantry shelves after the holiday season. Local food pantries have food to give at Christmas time so no one will have to go without a Christmas meal, but what happens after the holidays?
Surplus after the holiday season drops off considerably for our local pantries and we would like to make sure the citizens of Manitowoc have plenty of food to go around during the winter months of the New Year when things are scarce. Just think about the things your family eats every week as these families are just like yours.
So when you go to the grocery store the next time, please consider picking up ten of our “10 Most Wanted” Items for the month. The Manitowoc Police Department will be collecting a different theme of food during the months of January, February, March and April. If we all work together we can “Arrest Hunger” in our community (see attached flyers for details)!
The following locations have food barrels for collection (all 4 months for collection):
Manitowoc Police Department, 910 Jay Street
Lobby Hours – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday - Friday)
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
General Lobby Hours – 9 AM to 3 PM (Monday – Saturday)
Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street
Lobby Hours – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)
Manitowoc Public Utilities, 1303 S. 8th Street
Lobby Hours – 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)
Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer St.
Lobby Hours – 8 AM to 4 PM (Monday – Friday)
The following are the monthly themes and food items we are collecting per month:
Monthly Theme and Ideas for “10 Most Wanted” Items
January’s Theme – (January 1st through January 31st)
“SOUPER” Bowl Food Drive – January is National Soup Month
~ Any Kind of Soup (Beef, Tomato, Chicken, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, Minestrone, Broccoli, Chowder, etc.)
~ Any Kind of Dry Beans (Peas, Navy, Chili, Kidney, etc.)
~ Any Kind of Cracker (Oyster, Saltines, Ritz, etc.)
February’s Theme – (February 1st through February 28th)
“Oodles of Noodles” Food Drive
~ All Types of Noodles (Spaghetti, Linguine, Vermicelli, Lasagna, Fettuccine, Elbow, Rotini, Shells, Wheels, Egg Noodles, etc.)
~ Macaroni and Cheese ~ Boxed Noodles/Dinners
~ Canned Mushrooms/Tomatoes ~ Canned Tomato Sauce/Paste
~ Rice a Roni Packages ~ Ramen Noodles
~ Canned Meats/Tuna ~ Spaghetti/Cheese Sauces (NO GLASS)
~Rice – Plain or Flavored ~Grated Parmesan Cheese
March’s Theme – (March 1st through March 31st)
“CAN”NED MANIA” Food Drive
~ All Types of Canned Fruits (Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Plums, Fruit Cocktail, Applesauce, etc.)
~ All Types of Canned Vegetables (Sweet Corn, Cream Style Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Peas & Carrots, White or Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Mixed Vegetables, Asparagus, Sauerkraut, Tomatoes, Bean Sprouts, Olives, Baked Beans, Beans – Chili, Pinto, Butter, Lima, etc.
April’s Theme – (April 1st through April 30th)
“BREAKFAST BONANZA” Food Drive
~ Assorted Coffee/Teas ~ Boxed Cereal/Oatmeal/Oats ~ Dry Yeast
~ Jam or Jellies (NO GLASS) ~ Pancake or Waffle Mix/Syrup ~ Pie Fillings
~ Baking Chips/Flour/Sugar ~ Honey/Nutella ~ Peanut Butter
~ Granola Bars ~ Nuts/Raisins
~ Muffin Mixes ~ Juice (Non-Refrigerated)
~ Carnation Breakfast Drinks ~ Baking Soda/Powder/Salt
~ Jiffy Mixes/Bisquick Mixes
If you can help, please drop food off at one of the above listed locations.
We appreciate your help…know that you are making a difference in a family’s life!