Emergency Bags - Fall Collection
When inclement weather hits, and the schools and FMOW close, our clients do not receive their daily lunchtime meal. In the past, we have had closures that have lasted for over a week. For many of our clients, that means no warm meals or community contact during that time.
To alleviate the hardship to our clients, Fluvanna Meals on Wheels asks the community to fill and donate Emergency Food Bags. We deliver these bags in December before winter storms hit. These “E-Bags” contain 5 full meals, which our clients are to use in the event that we are unable to deliver their lunchtime meals.
Last year, we were able to collect enough bags for four rounds of deliveries! We partnered with the Fluvanna Sheriff’s office, who delivered the first round of bags to our clients.
Please share this information with friends, churches, or other community organizations who might be interested in sponsoring Emergency Food Bags.
Once you have decided how many bags you would like to fill and donate, please contact us and we will provide you with the bags and additional information. 434-589-1685
EMERGENCY FOOD BAG (E-BAG) CONTENTS
Each of our clients will receive one E-Bag containing five days of nonperishable entirely prepared food in case inclement weather prevents our drivers from delivering the regular hot meals.
PLEASE CHOOSE 5 ITEMS PER BAG FROM EACH OF THE FOOD GROUPS LISTED (protein, fruit, vegetable)
Please choose single-serving size with easy open containers and LOW SODIUM and LOW SUGAR.
PROTEIN - Choose 5 food items from the following list:
- Low Sodium Soups or Stews
- Meat – tuna, chicken, salmon in cans or pouches
- Peanut Butter (low salt or unsalted variety)
- Jars or Cans of Unsalted Nuts
FRUIT - Choose 5 food items from the following list:
- Fruit in fruit juice (mandarin oranges, pears, peaches, mixed, etc.) cans or fruit cups
- Dried fruits (banana, cherries, apricots, raisins, etc.)
VEGETABLE - Choose 5 canned food items that are Low Sodium or No Salt Added:
- Green beans
Please choose 2 items from the following list:
- Box of Saltine or Ritz crackers
- Box of Graham crackers, granola bars, cereal bars
- Packs (6 or 12) of 100% fruit juice (in single-serving sizes)
NO CANDY OR COOKIES PLEASE
Be sure to check the expiration dates on canned goods. The expiration dates should be any time after July 2020.