RVNA has a Food Pantry onsite in our building at 27 Governor Street in Ridgefield that serves our home-bound and in-need patients. The Pantry helps RVNA ensure that our patients are not only getting superior care, but also have the nutritional, personal care, and household items they need to heal and get stronger. Food makes a big difference!
How it works: RVNA clinicians and aides carry and deliver items on their regular visits to patients who are in need, have limited access to food, or limited ability to acquire food on their own.
We invite you to join RVNA with wholesome, healthy food donations as well as household and personal care items. Your generosity will directly help other community members and contribute to their health and recovery. What could be better than that?!
Donated items may be brought to RVNA, 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield CT, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR DONATION:
Smaller sizes are appreciated. Large items can be heavy and difficult to lift.
Whole Wheat or Multigrain Products | Examples: Whole wheat pasta, Barilla Plus, brown rice, Popcorn, whole grain flour, oats, barley, whole grain breadcrumbs, whole grain cereals like oatmeal, shredded wheat, bran flakes, Cheerios and muesli, low sodium or low fat crackers, Gluten-free pastas, cereals and crackers.
Shelf-Stable Drinks | Examples: Parmalat, Horizon milk boxes, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, Rice Dream, 100% fruit juices.
Oils | Examples: Olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil
Protein/Snack Bars | Examples: Luna, Cliff, Zone, Think Thin, Power Bar, Quest, Kind, Nature Valley, Nutri Grain Bars, natural granola bars
Nut Products | Examples: Natural Peanut Butter, almond butter, tahini, cashew butter, coconut butter, wholes nuts
Dried or Dehydrated Fruit | Examples: Apricots, dates, figs, prunes, raisins
Nutritional Supplements | Examples: Thick-It beverage thickener, Ensure, Glucerna, Boost, Boost Plus, Carnation Instant Breakfast, fortified puddings, protein shake mix
Low Sodium Canned Products | Examples: Delmonte No Salt Added Canned Vegetables, V8 Low Sodium Vegetable Juices, Hormel No Salt Added Breast of Chicken in Water, No Salt Added Canned Tuna Fish, Mrs. Dash Salt Free Marinades, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Hunts No Salt Added Tomato Products, Giorgio No Salt Added Canned Mushrooms, No Salt Added Canned Beans, No Salt Added Sardines
Household Items | Examples: Laundry detergent, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Dishwasher detergent, Sponges, Toilet paper, Paper towels, Zip lock bags (all sizes), Garbage bags, Aluminum foil
Personal Care Items | Examples: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Hand soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Razors, Shaving cream, Body wash, Body lotion, Depends and Poise Pads
Thank you very much!