Karing Kitchen is changing the way its annual Christmas in July (need knows no season) fundraiser will be held.

On Giving Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 9, Karing Kitchen will host a drive-by drop-off donation day (116 W. Grove St., Oneida).

This day is dedicated to the memory of the many guests of our program that we have lost in the past few months. They were greatly appreciated and will be missed by all. Food donations, as well as hygiene and school supplies, will be able to be dropped off to the carts parked near the curb. Monetary donations may also be dropped off at this time, or you can continue to mail or donate through the website at karingkitchen.org.

One-hundred percent of all donations go directly to food costs. Thankfully, due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all donations received online or during the drive-by drop-off will be matched.

Our current need for food items include – but not limited to – microwavable macaroni and cheese, small cans or cups of fruit and vegetables that do not require a can opener, beef ravioli, Spaghetti-O’s with pop tops, Pop Tarts, cereal/granola bars, individual packets of crackers/snacks, drink mix-ins, tuna fish snack size, protein bars/drinks, gallon size Ziploc bags, cereal and jelly.

Unfortunately, our annual rummage sale has been canceled; however, Karing Kitchen will receive donations for their annual used toy giveaway held in December. Items accepted for this event include gently used toys for all ages, games, Christmas decorations/themed items, trinkets and other bric-a-brac. (If you are uncertain, ask us).

Our annual bottle and can drop-off at Cash for Cans on the northside will continue; mention Karing Kitchen when doing so. All cans and bottles redeemed for Karing Kitchen in the month of July will be matched by a donor.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping Karing Kitchen in our mission; because of your generosity, we continue to be able to address the needs of our community, delivering more than 40,000 pounds of food in June. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact 315.280.0869 and leave a detailed message.

By martha

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