Donate cooking supplies and food to Local Food Council

(Posted Dec. 18, 2023)

National Nutrition Month is celebrated every year in March. For 2024, the Madison County Local Food Council will celebrate by holding a donation campaign. Donations will be distributed to food pantries in Madison County and to Madison County Public Health’s WIC program. Donations will help individuals and families who do not have access to healthy food options, providing them with food and the resources to prepare it.

Donations are being accepted now through the end of March 2024. Donations will be distributed starting in April 2024. Donated cooking supplies can be used or new. The Food Council asks that used items be properly cleaned and gently used.

Donation collection sites and times

  • Madison County Public Health, 306 Lafayette St., Suite B, London–Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
  • Madison County OSU Extension, 217 Elm St., London–Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.;
  • Department of Job and Family Services, 200 Midway St., London–Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;
  • Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St.–Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
  • Madison Health, 210 N. Main St.–donation collection boxes located in the hospital’s G.C. Diner;
  • Jonathan Alder High School–collection site only for students during school hours;
  • Madison-Plains Intermediate School–collection site only for students during school hours; and
  • Madison-Plains Elementary–collection site only for students during school hours.

Food/cooking supplies donation list

Cooking Supplies

Can openers

Colanders/pasta strainers

Knife sets for food preparation

Cutting boards

Kitchen scissors

Vegetable peelers

Graters

Microwaves

Crock pots

Blenders

Frying pans/skillets

Saucepans

Mixing bowls

Baking sheets

Stirring spoons

Slotted spoons

Ladles

Spatulas

Whisks

Tongs

Oven gloves/potholders

Plastic containers for food storage

Plastic zipper bags for food storage

Foil

Forks/spoons/knives flatware

Plastic plates and bowls

 

Seasonings

Black pepper

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Seasoning mixes (salt-free)

Cinnamon

Brown sugar

Baking powder

Vanilla extract

Honey

Olive or canola oil

 

Meat, Beans, and Nuts

Canned chicken

Canned tuna

Dried or canned beans

Nuts (unsalted)

Peanut butter or other nut butters

 

Fruits

Canned fruits (in juice or light syrup)

Dried fruits

 

Grains

Brown/white rice

Quinoa

Pasta sauce (low sodium)

Pasta (whole grain)

Whole wheat flour

Rolled oats

 

Vegetables

Canned vegetables (low sodium)

Canned soup (low sodium)

 

Dairy

Shelf stable milk and milk substitute

 

For more information, reach out to Elizabeth Devine at Madison County Public Health, (740) 852-3065, ext. 1540, or edevine@madisonpublichealth.org.

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