As your dentist in Melbourne, we care deeply about the health of our community. We want to do our part to ensure that everyone has the tools they need to succeed — and that means more than doing what we can to create happy, healthy smiles. This time of year, food banks across the country are facing critical food shortages as donations slow down as need continues to rise. Support from our community could not be more important for our very own Second Harvest Food Bank, as they must continue to provide nutritious groceries and meals for those in need! That’s why we are excited to host a food drive for Second Harvest — keep reading to learn how you can contribute until the deadline of November 16.
Help Families Put Food on the Table
During the food drive, we are accepting non-perishable items that will then be dropped off at the Food Bank after the drive is complete in the middle of November. Some of the most helpful items to consider donating include:
- Dried and canned beans, lentils, peas
- Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc.)
- Canned tuna and salmon
- Rice, quinoa, couscous
- Cereal and rolled oats
- Canned vegetables
- Low-sodium canned soups and broth (chicken, vegetable, beef)
- Whole grain pasta
- Apple sauce
- Shelf-stable milk
You can also consider making a financial gift to Second Harvest Food Bank alongside your donation to the food drive. Every $1 donated to the Food Bank can provide nearly $3 of food at a local grocery store — and 50% of the food distributed is fresh produce.
You Could Win!
When you participate in our food drive this fall, you are making yourself eligible to win something else! Everyone who makes a contribution is automatically entered to win a FREE in-office Zoom! Whitening procedure. That’s an exciting offer that can help you save hundreds of dollars on a teeth whitening in Melbourne.
We are so excited to support the Second Harvest Food Bank as they work to help our community put nutritious meals on the table all year long. To help families and individuals have access to the food they need to thrive this fall, please join us in participating in this food drive. Make your donation by November 16 to be entered to win a FREE Zoom! Whitening treatment!