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First Annual Moonbird Studios Food Drive

posted Nov 8, 2017, 10:10 AM by jpmanfredo
-For Immediate Release-

Moonbird Studios (www.MoonbirdGives.com) is holding our first annual food drive this year to benefit two local charities: The MLK Community Center located in Newport, RI and the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop located in Bristol, RI. Collection of non-perishable food items are being accepted as well as monetary donations up until Friday, November 17th in order to make Thanksgiving. The drive will continue until December 3rd and anything received after November 17th will be donated for Christmas.

How the donations will be used:

The money received will be used to purchase non-perishable food items and split evenly between both charities. 100% of all donations will be split equally among the two charities listed herein.


Timetable:
Between now and Friday, November 17th - Half of all donations will be used for Thanksgiving and go to the East Bay Food Pantry, the remainder will be held for the MLK Community Center for Christmas.
Between Saturday, November 18th and Sunday December 3rd - all donations will be used for Christmas and split evenly between both charities.
* Do not feel the need to donate during both timetables. We are continuing the drive to be sure everyone on social media and that we meet personally can still contribute beyond Thanksgiving.

How to Donate:
  • Bring non-perishable items or a monetary donation (cash, check, credit) to the Lodge on our before our stated meeting on Tuesday, November 14th.
  • Donate online at: www.MoonbirdGives.com
  • for additional contact information 

Do you need a receipt?

Receipts will be sent out individually from each charity once the donations are made. If you would like a receipt please let us know your contact information (name, phone, and address).


What are some good ideas for non-perishable items?

MLK:
Canned or packaged Turkey or Chicken Gravy
Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Bagged or Boxed Stuffing
Canned green beans
Cranberry Sauce

EastBay:
CANNED PROTEIN: SPAM (low salt is best), stew, chili, Vienna Sausages, Deviled Ham, chicken, salmon, sardines, crab, tuna 
CANNED/DRIED FRUIT: All different kinds please. Low sugar, unsweetened, sugar free are best. Items such as fruit cocktail, pineapple, pears, peaches, apricots, applesauce, grapefruit, Mandarin oranges, raisins, dates, etc. 
CANNED VEGGIES: Corn, beets, yams, asparagus, mushrooms 
CANNED TOMATO PRODUCTS: Stewed, whole, diced, crushed, pureed; paste, sauce 
PEANUT BUTTER 
JELLY/JAM: Strawberry and grape are the standards but we will take anything 
PASTA SAUCE 
SOUP: All kinds, brands and sizes 
PASTA: all shapes and sizes 
HOUSEHOLD: Paper towels, dish/laundry detergent, cleaners, etc. 
PERSONAL HYGIENE: Shampoo, conditioner, soap/body wash, deodorant (male & female), tampons, sanitary napkins, lotions, etc. 
HERBS/SEASONINGS 

THANK YOU:

In closing we'd like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for your consideration and donation to this effort. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will touch many lives this holiday season.
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