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Holiday Parade Food Drive Wish List 2012

We are urging participants in the Dec. 1 Portsmouth Annual Illuminated Holiday Parade and spectators, alike, to bring items to contribute to the “Caring Christmas” Food Drive benefitting local food pantries. Below is a “wish list” of items that would be appreciated!

Volunteers pushing shopping carts will travel along the parade route to retrieve donations from spectators during the parade, which steps off at 6 p.m. from Plaza 800. There also will be a place to leave donations at the Reviewing Stand in Market Square.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Cold Cereal: low sugar
  • Soups: Chunky with meat
  • Canned vegetables
  • Tuna
  • Quick bread mixes
  • Canned Fruit: no sugar added or low sugar
  • Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressings
  • Rice: brown/white/boxed
  • Granola bars
  • Healthy Snacks for adults and/or kids
  • Oil: canola/vegetable/olive
  • Beans: dry and canned
  • Oatmeal
  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
  • Laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, deodorant
  • Toilet Paper, tissues, paper towels
  • Denture adhesive and cleaner
  • Razors
  • Baking supplies

If you have questions, contact 610-7281 or