Baby food shortage at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

News Jul 23, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

There were about two or three dozen jars of baby food on the shelf of the food bank at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre around 1 p.m. today (Thursday).

And that’s all the baby food they have. 

“Baby stuff is the main item that we’re calling for right now,” said Mark Raymond, manager of food services at the Athens Street centre, who noted they have completely run out of baby formula and are running low on diapers as well as baby food.

Raymond said about 1,200 Mountain households each month use the food bank and those households include more than 1,000 babies.

“Donations fall right off this time of year,” Raymond said. “With the nice weather people focus elsewhere and tend not to think about the need here, however the need unfortunately stays constant throughout the year.”

In addition to baby food, formula and diapers, Raymond said the food bank is also starting to run low on canned protein such as beans, fish and poultry.

They could also use more canned fruits and vegetables.

On the positive side, Raymond noted their community gardens continue to bring in lots of fresh produce including kale, Swiss chard, a variety of lettuce, carrots, potatoes, onions and green and yellow beans.

“We’re giving it (fresh produce) away without any limit at the moment,” Raymond said.

The public can drop off food donations to Neighbour to Neighbour Centre between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Baby food shortage at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

West Mountain food bank needs baby food, formula and diapers

News Jul 23, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

There were about two or three dozen jars of baby food on the shelf of the food bank at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre around 1 p.m. today (Thursday).

And that’s all the baby food they have. 

“Baby stuff is the main item that we’re calling for right now,” said Mark Raymond, manager of food services at the Athens Street centre, who noted they have completely run out of baby formula and are running low on diapers as well as baby food.

Raymond said about 1,200 Mountain households each month use the food bank and those households include more than 1,000 babies.

“Donations fall right off this time of year,” Raymond said. “With the nice weather people focus elsewhere and tend not to think about the need here, however the need unfortunately stays constant throughout the year.”

In addition to baby food, formula and diapers, Raymond said the food bank is also starting to run low on canned protein such as beans, fish and poultry.

They could also use more canned fruits and vegetables.

On the positive side, Raymond noted their community gardens continue to bring in lots of fresh produce including kale, Swiss chard, a variety of lettuce, carrots, potatoes, onions and green and yellow beans.

“We’re giving it (fresh produce) away without any limit at the moment,” Raymond said.

The public can drop off food donations to Neighbour to Neighbour Centre between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Baby food shortage at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

West Mountain food bank needs baby food, formula and diapers

News Jul 23, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

There were about two or three dozen jars of baby food on the shelf of the food bank at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre around 1 p.m. today (Thursday).

And that’s all the baby food they have. 

“Baby stuff is the main item that we’re calling for right now,” said Mark Raymond, manager of food services at the Athens Street centre, who noted they have completely run out of baby formula and are running low on diapers as well as baby food.

Raymond said about 1,200 Mountain households each month use the food bank and those households include more than 1,000 babies.

“Donations fall right off this time of year,” Raymond said. “With the nice weather people focus elsewhere and tend not to think about the need here, however the need unfortunately stays constant throughout the year.”

In addition to baby food, formula and diapers, Raymond said the food bank is also starting to run low on canned protein such as beans, fish and poultry.

They could also use more canned fruits and vegetables.

On the positive side, Raymond noted their community gardens continue to bring in lots of fresh produce including kale, Swiss chard, a variety of lettuce, carrots, potatoes, onions and green and yellow beans.

“We’re giving it (fresh produce) away without any limit at the moment,” Raymond said.

The public can drop off food donations to Neighbour to Neighbour Centre between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays.