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  • Empowerment event encourages women to find their voice by: Jennifer Kotila (News & Updates) Oct 10, 2017

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Family Pathways' MyPlate

Preferred Food Items List

Did you know the food pyramid is now a plate?

This plate takes the guesswork out of what to eat and is an easy ‘how-to’ for making good food choices. The new symbol for healthy eating replaces the food pyramid and is divided into the basic food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and a small side of dairy. The design is very straightforward and a reminder to focus on eating a healthy balance. Check out Family Pathways' preferred food list to help when making your donation!

Fruits

Please donate fruits canned in own juice

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple, Mandarin oranges

 

Vegetables

Please donate low sodium, canned vegetables

  • Green Beans
  • Corn Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti Sauce

 

Protein

Please donate lean sources of animal and plant-based proteins

  • Chicken, canned
  • Tuna, canned, packed in water
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans, dried or canned, low sodium

 

Grains

Please donate whole grain foods

  • Brown Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Pasta

Dairy

Please donate boxed low-fat milk or milk alternatives

  • Skim Milk
  • 1% Fat Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  •  

Snacks

Please donate healthy foods for on-the-go

  • Granola
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Graham Crackers
  •  

Condiments

Please donate healthy and salt-free flavors

  • Salsa
  • Oil
  • Mustard
  • Salt-free Seasonings
  • Do you accept fresh food?

Yes! Feel free to drop off fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy at any location when they are open. Find the nearest food shelf.