Many members of the community donate goods to The Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf. It would be very difficult for us to function without the contribution of these goods, which are most graciously received. Below are some of the things that we need. Unless otherwise indicated below, items can be dropped off Mondays, from 2:00 to 4:00 and Thursdays, from 4:00 to 6:00, except holidays.
Canned and boxed food - We always need these. Make sure that expiration dates have not passed and that cans and boxes are in good condition.
Fresh fruits and vegetables - These are a special treat and always greatly appreciated. Please make sure that produce is in good condition, such that you would serve it to your own family and guests.
Eggs - Fresh from your hens are the best!
Beef and lamb - If you are slaughtering an animal and would like to share some of the meat with those in need in our community, please contact us to make arrangements for delivery.
Clothing - Clean, neat items that have lots of wear left in them are greatly appreciated.
Hygiene and Personal Care Items - Please save for us all of those hotel-size soaps, shampoos, conditioners, bath gels, etc. We love the larger containers of these, too, and all other personal care items, including disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, tampons, sanitary napkins and, most of all, disposable baby diapers.
Books - Hard cover and paperback books, in excellent condition, for children and adults are in great demand and are always appreciated.
New toys and gift certificates - These are for the Christmas gift baskets that are distributed to each client family of the Food Shelf. Please donate these items during the month of November.