Pantry Shopping List

And the King will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40

Shopping List for Our Food Pantries
Shopping List 

  • Proteins. Canned meats such as tuna, chicken or fish are high in protein and low in saturated fat.
  • Soups and Stews. They are filling, particularly the “chunky” soups
  • Prepared Meals. (canned or boxed) such as macaroni and cheese.
  • Rice, Pasta and Corn Meal. These are staples.
  • Cereals, including Oatmeal. Breakfast cereals can be an additional source of protein, and most cereals today include a variety of vitamins and minerals.
  • Canned Vegetables. Include tomatoes and tomato sauce. Often necessary for creating one dish meals.
  • Canned or dried Beans, Peas, and Lentils. A staple of diets as early as 6700 B.C., beans is a low-fat source of protein and fiber.
  • Canned Fruits. Don’t forget applesauce!
  • Fruit Juice. (in cans, plastic or boxed) Make sure it’s 100% juice.
  • Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa
  • Shelf-stable Milk. This includes dehydrated milk, canned evaporated milk.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly. Mixed in one jar is great!
  • Puddings and Cake Mix. Everyone has a birthday!
  • Crackers. Don’t forget the Graham Crackers!
  • Cooking Supplies. Flour, Sugar, Oil, Salt, Pepper, Spices and spice packets.
  • Condiments. Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Pickles.
  • Cleaning Products Laundry Soap, Dish Soap.
  • Paper Products Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Kleenex.
  • Personal Hygiene Products Shampoo, Toothpaste, Bath Soap.

Thank you for helping!
Our gifts support the Maine Township Food Pantry in Park Ridge.