Q. What happens to my donation of canned food?
- Big #10 cans: these are used in the kitchen to prepare meals for both the in-house dining room and deliveries to the elderly, disabled, and homebound.
- Regular-sized cans: this are put into emergency food bags and distributed to the needy and hungry in the community.
Q. What kinds of food can you use?
- Big #10 cans: green beans, corn, green peas, pork and beans, sliced potatoes, sliced carrots
- Regular-size cans: green beans, corn, peas, mixed vegetables, white potatoes, spinach, carrots
- Dry Goods: 1 pound bags of pinto beans, 1 pound bags of black-eyed peas, 1 pound bags of rice, boxes of corn muffin mix, boxes of macaroni and cheese
Q. Do you distribute any excess food to other charities?
Yes we do although unlike other organizations (yes, even the national ones), we don’t charge anyone, including other charities, for delivering our unused excess food or other items. If another charity can use something we don’t need, we are more than happy to share with them the blessings we have received.
Q. Do you have a paid staff at the Love Kitchen?
Absolutely not. We believe every cent donated to a charitable organization should be used to help those in need.
Q. Do you accept any government donations or grants?
No we do not. We think it is hypocritical for a charity to promote and encourage breaking the cycle of dependence on government aid (money and otherwise) while at the same time, lobbying for that exact same thing.
Q. How are you funded?
The Love Kitchen is 100% funded through private donations from all of our wonderful and much appreciated donors. We couldn’t make it without all of them and cannot thank each one enough for their continuous support!!