“Be a Neighbor – Feed a Neighbor”
One of the goals of the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry is to provide
healthy food choices for those in need. When making your donations, you may want to
consider the nutritional value of the following items when making your donations.
Dried meats. Beef jerky or beef sticks are good sources of long-storing protein.
Canned fish and meat. Canned tuna is an excellent source of protein and omega 3
fatty acids. Canned ham and sandwich spreads can be eaten with crackers.
Canned fruits. Peaches, pears, berries and applesauce are good sources of vitamin C
and other nutrients.
Canned vegetables. Vegetables, such as beans, peas, carrots and so on are
important. Canned beans are an excellent source of vegetarian nutrition.
Dried fruits. Dried fruits, such as raisins, are another way to get the nutrition of fruit.
Whole grain crackers. These are good replacements for bread.
Nuts. Almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans have protein, fiber and healthful fats.
Granola bars. These are good for sweet treats.
Dry cereals. They are fortified with extra vitamins and minerals and can be eaten dry.
Juice boxes. Single-serving sized juice that doesn't need to be refrigerated is helpful.
Make sure to choose 100% fruit juices.
Electrolyte drinks. Drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade, are a good source of
needed vitamins as well.
Multi-vitamins. A bottle of multi-vitamins can help supply missing nutrients.
Refer to the shopping list for additional ideas.
Also, visit the USDA website MyPyramid.gov for more information.