The gift of giving this holiday season

This holiday season consider an Advent Calendar of giving. These calendars are great way for families to share. It comes from www.passionatepennypincher.com

Every day during the Season of Advent (Dec. 1 through Dec. 24) add an item to a box. It is suggested that the box be donated to a local food pantry on Christmas Eve, but with the busyness of the Christmas season, any food pantry would appreciate the donation after Christmas. 

In your box place the following: Dec. 1, a box of cereal; Dec. 2, peanut butter; Dec. 3, stuffing mix; Dec. 4, a box of potatoes; Dec. 5, macaroni and cheese; Dec. 6, canned fruit; Dec. 7, canned tomatoes; Dec. 8, canned tuna; Dec. 9, dessert mix; Dec. 10, a jar of applesauce; Dec. 11, canned sweet potatoes; Dec. 12, cranberry sauce; Dec. 13, canned beans; Dec. 14, a box of crackers; Dec. 15, a package of rice; Dec. 16, Oatmeal; Dec. 17, pasta; Dec. 18, spaghetti sauce; Dec. 19, chicken noodle soup; Dec. 20, tomato soup; Dec. 21, a can of corn; Dec. 22, a can of mixed vegetables; Dec. 23, a can of carrots; Dec. 24, a can of green beans.

The items are suggestions and any non-perishable food can be substituted. If you and your family decide to make this a fun Advent project, you can call the Canton Food Pantry at (570) 297-2680 or the Troy Food Pantry at (570) 529-0020 to arrange for pick-up or delivery. There is someone at the Canton Pantry every Wednesday from about noon to 1:30 p.m. The Troy Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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