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FOOD BANK DONATION


When we respond to social problems, there is no need to think that we are involved in such activities because we are Buddhist.  We do them because we are responding compassionately to the situation, as should anyone who is sensitive to what that situation calls for.

The Little Heron Zen Hermitage is re-launching a food bank collection.  So, I'm asking all of you to please donate non-perishable food items to the drop-off box at the front door.  The food will alternately be delivered to Neighbour to Neighbour and to The Good Shepherd.  In lieu of Dana for the Hermitage, if you cannot afford it, please consider bringing a canned good for the food bank.

Volunteers would be appreciated to help deliver the boxes, when they are full.  This is a great opportunity to introduce your children or grandchildren to the importance of volunteerism.  

While fresh foods are an important part of anyone's diet, non-perishables are also a vital resource . You can make the most of your non-perishable food donation when you consider three things: nutrition, usefulness, and quality vs. quantity.












Most needed items include:



  • whole grain foods, pastas, rice, cereal
  • baking goods, sugar, salt, flour
  • canned beans, vegetable soup/noodles, fruits, and vegetables
  • lentils and beans