Why Is It Better to Donate Money Than Food?
We can effectively leverage your money to purchase what we need, when we need it.
Because we purchase such large quantities – we can stretch your donation.
For example, if you purchase a box of cereal at your local grocery store it will cost you $4; $3 if you go to a big box store. However, because of our partnership in a large food bank coop, we purchase our cereal in pallets. That same box you paid $4 for cost us $1.25.
We don’t have to warehouse your donation – the bank does that for us.
There is a cost to warehouse food such as electricity, additional space, etc. When we purchase our food only when needed we can keep the rest of the money available in the bank account accruing interest.
We don’t have to pick up your donation – you can donate online or mail it to us.
We currently have two old vans that are on the road all day.
We don’t wind up with an abundance of something our clients don’t typically eat – we can purchase what we need.
We’ve been able to give our clients a consistent food package that provides enough staples to last several days. Purchasing what we need allows us to continue that consistency.
We hold many food drives and encourage you to participate. It supports local businesses that support us. We also know that some people like to give tangible donations. However, money helps us meet our immediate food needs.
We are a private, 501c3 nonprofit organization. Check with your accountant to see if your donation is tax deductible.
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