Every year, we buy lots of non-perishables to make sack lunches, which we give to homeless people downtown, or to the people you see begging for money on the medians, or by the big stores.
This is a mitzvah of Purim, and so I’ve had my religious school class pack them up. However, I didn’t get to do that this year, since the classes are all online, and I did get to give out as much food as I usually do, because, well, mostly reason having to do with COVID, but partially because I just didn’t have them packed.
Anyway, I know there are people on the board who have said they are having money issues, problems keeping food stocked, or other problems with basic needs.
If any one you want to PM me your snail mail addresses, I can send you some of the food we have leftover from Purim.
A lot of it is envelopes of prepared tuna or chicken salad, sleeves of crackers, and things like cereal bars, meal bars, lunch packs of fruit, peanut butter and nuts, and some snack foods, like chips & cookies. I think there are also some containers of shelf-stable milk. There are also envelopes of water flavoring that have vitamin C.
Just let me know.