Canned goods needed to support Haywood Meals on Wheels

The Altrusa Club of Waynesville is collecting one-serving pop-top canned goods for the Haywood County Meals on Wheels program, to coincide with Altrusa’s “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 22.  

Canned goods can be dropped off until Friday, Oct. 21, at the Meals on Wheels kitchen located at 486 East Marshall Street in Waynesville, the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library and the Economic Development Commission at 144 Industrial Park Drive, next to the Regional High Tech Center.

The specific food items will be used for a box of 10 shelf-stable meals to be distributed to each of the 200 Meals on Wheels recipients. Shelf stable meals are meals that do not require cooking and can be used for winter days when Meals on Wheels cannot be delivered because of bad weather.

The items needed are:

• 8-ounce canned corn, green beans, green peas, carrots.

• Soups – tomato, chicken noodle and vegetable.

• Canned meats – tuna and chicken (regular top).

• 64 ounce juice and individual dry milk packs.                                                                   

After the collection date, the Altrusa Club will pack the items for distribution.

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