What Are The Best Items To Donate To Our Food Drive?CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates is collecting food donations to support the Frankfort Independent Schools Family Resource Center AND Joining Hands Family Resource Center of Franklin County Public Schools. Both of these Family Resource Centers “offer school-based family support with the primary goal of removing nonacademic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success.”1

Nutrition impacts student “heath throughout adolescence and adulthood. Consuming nutritious foods helps children and teens grow, develop, do well academically and feel good about themselves. Good nutrition also helps prevent child and teen issues such as eating disorders, obesity, dental cavities and iron-deficiency anemia.”2

As the holidays approach, now is a great time to think about helping people who might not have enough to eat by donating to the Holiday Food Box and/or Backpack Snack Programs:

 

Holiday Food Boxes

These food boxes provide families with healthy items they can use to cook nutritional meals throughout the holiday season.

Suggested items3:

  • 100% juice drinks
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Canned fruit (no sugar added)
  • Holiday staples like yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy
  • Canned tuna, chicken, or salmon (low sodium, packed in water)
  • Canned soups (low sodium)
  • Unsalted nuts
  • Canola or Olive Oils
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Quick fix rice dishes (examples: Rice-a-Roni, Knorr Side Dishes, Uncle Ben’s)
  • Oatmeal
  • Breakfast cereals (low sugar)

Items NOT to donate: Expired foods, powdered milk, dried beans, or rice (unless it is the quick fix version, i.e., Rice-a-Roni or Uncle Ben’s)

 

Backpack Snack Program

The Backpack Snacks Program strives to insure no child has to experience the pain of hunger when students are not in school. This program sends children in need home with a healthy snack.

Suggested “kid-friendly” items:

  • 100% juice drinks
  • Peanut butter & crackers
  • Cheese & crackers
  • Individual (no sugar added) fruit cups
  • Individual peanut butter servings
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Unsalted nuts

 

CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates is located at 1105 Louisville Road in Frankfort. We will be collecting these food items from 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. 

Questions? You can reach us at (502) 223-1600. 

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1 “Family Resource and Youth Service Center (FRYSC).” FRYSC, Frankfort Independent Schools, www.frankfort.k12.ky.us/frysc.aspx.

2 “What Is the Importance of Good Nutrition For Kids?” SF Gate, Hearst Communications, Inc, healthyeating.sfgate.com/importance-good-nutrition-kids-6236.html.

3 Kincaid, Ryan. “This Is What Food Banks Actually Need.” BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed, 16 Nov. 2014, www.buzzfeed.com/ryankincaid/canned-food-drive.