Low-stocked shelves inside Redding’s One Safe Place food pantry has development director Ken White concerned.
The nonprofit helps victims of domestic and sexual abuse and relies heavily on donations. White said the summer is a tough time for them.
“Things are getting a little thin in the cupboards so we’re asking for a little help,” said White.
Typically around the winter holidays people are more giving, but in the summer months donations start to fall behind.
“Supplies we start burning through them pretty quick and the need doesn’t really dissipate at all,” said White.
Last year their shelter helped more than 1,500 victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
“People who come out of abuse have nothing, most cases they’ve been isolated, controlled and they don’t have anything,” said White.
White said it is the generosity of the community that helps One Safe Place focus on their mission.
“We’re hopeful that folks reach out and help a few people in need,” said White.
If you are interested in making a donation, you can drop it off at One Safe Place in Redding: 2280 Benton Drive, Building A.
The top ten items needed include:
1. Canned fruits and vegetables
2. Breakfast foods: pancake mix, oatmeal, syrup, breakfast bars
3. Milk and dairy products
4. Basic ingredients like cooking oil, sugar and flour
5. Boxed side dishes: pastas mixes, stuffing
6. Spaghetti noodles and other pasta noodles
8. Snack items: chips, crackers, microwave popcorn, desserts
9. Coffee and creamer
10. Condiments: ketchup, mayo, mustard, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, packet and other seasonings like taco seasoning, gravy, etc.
You can also make a monetary donation, for more information visit their website: http://www.ospshasta.org