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Windward Food Drive to Refill Depleted Food Pantry

The Alpharetta community for the third year is sponsoring the drive to help North Fulton Community Charities on Saturdy, Sept. 8.

Windward Food Drive to Refill Depleted Food Pantry

The third annual Windward Food Drive supporting North Fulton Community Charities is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8.

The organizers of the drive say every September food supplies at the NFCC food pantry run dangerously low, as donations during the summer months run well below average.

Food donated by Windward for the past two years – more than 4.5 tons of it – has provided a boost to their inventories. On an average day, NFCC distributes food to 175-200 families.

NFCC is the primary charity providing this kind of aid to those in need in North Fulton.

For information, visit the Windward Food Drive website.

Windward Food Drive

  • Saturday, Sept. 8
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • Boat Launch parking lot (across from the sports park)

North Fulton Community Charities has an immediate need for the following items (listed in order of greatest need)  No glass jars if possible.

Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
Canned beans (black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, northern beans – any beans other than green beans)
Peanut butter (no glass containers)
Canned fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, etc.)
Plain rice (1lb bags)
Ramen Noodles
Pasta sauce (no glass containers)
Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
Canned soup (not cream based – e.g. chicken noodle, vegetable beef, tomato, etc.)
Jelly (no glass containers)
Boxed (mashed) potatoes
Canned peas
Canned vegetables (e.g. carrots, potatoes, mixed vegetables, etc.)
Dry Beans (1lb. bags) – all types
Macaroni & Cheese
Seasoned rice
Cooking oil
Meals in a can (ravioli, beef stew, etc)
Boxed items (hamburger helper, seasoned pasta)
Baby formula and food
Paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex & paper towels)
Baking goods (cake mixes, flour, sugar, etc.)
Pasta (plain

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