I would like to start by thanking the many individuals and organizations who have stepped up in response to the Coronavirus and helped to provide for those in need during this difficult time. The Sultan Food Bank and Volunteers of America have not missed a step in responding to the increase in need in our community. They are now asking for our help.
Due to the increase in demand as well as a reduction in donations from local grocery stores (less surplus to donate), the Food Bank is running low on essentials they need to keep our Sky Valley neighbors fed. They have provided the following list of their top 10 needs right now:
1. Canned chicken and tuna
2. Soups (canned or packaged)
3. Bottled waters
4. Canned fruit
5. Cereal and breakfast items
6. Baby food and formula
7. Diapers – specifically sizes 4, 5 and 6
8. Boxed dinners (such as Rice-A-Roni, Hamburger Helper,
packaged fettuccine alfredo)
9. Healthy snacks (such as goldfish, trail mix, nuts)
10. Snack bars (such as Nutri-Grain, Nature Valley, Clif Bars)
The VOA also operates the SEND (Sky Valley Elderly Nutrition Delivered) Program. This program delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities. This program is also in need right now. Cash is currently the best option for donations for the SEND Program but they could also use excess milk, butter, fresh vegetables, and other perishable items.
If you can, please donate and help those who help our neighbors all year long. The items above or cash will go a long way in supporting our neighbors through this difficult time.
The Sultan Food Bank is located at 617 1st St, Sultan, WA 98294. You can also call 360-793-2400. You can also donate online at https://www.voaww.org/donate and designate that the donation goes to the VOA Sultan Food Bank.
City of Sultan