RVNAhealth Food Pantry

Homebound and in-need patients sometimes have difficulty getting their basic, day-to-day necessities. RVNAhealth has an onsite food pantry that helps us ensure that our patients are not only getting superior care, but also have the nutritional, personal care and household items they need to heal and get stronger. Food makes a big difference!

How it Works

Our clinicians and aides carry and deliver items on their regular visits to patients who are in need, have limited access to food, or limited ability to acquire food on their own.

We invite you to join RVNAhealth by donating wholesome, healthy food or household and personal care items. You can purchase items from our Amazon Wish List or drop them off at our Center for Exceptional Care, 27 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT.  Or how about holding a food drive on behalf of our patients?

Your generosity will directly help other community members  and contribute to their health and recovery. What could be better than that?!

You may bring your donations to RVNAhealth Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

RHS Interact Club donation to RVNA Nov 2017
Community groups, like the Ridgefield High School Interact Club (pictured above), keep the RVNAhealth Food Pantry going strong. The Interact Club hosts an Annual Food Drive at the High School in the Fall.

Suggested Items For Donation

Smaller sizes are appreciated. Large items can be heavy and difficult to lift.

Whole Wheat or Multigrain Products | Examples: Whole wheat pasta,  brown rice, popcorn, whole-grain flour, whole-grain cereals like oatmeal and shredded wheat,  crackers

Shelf-Stable Drinks | Examples: Parmalat, Horizon milk boxes, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, Rice Dream, 100% fruit juices

Oils | Examples: Olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil

Protein/Snack Bars | Examples: Luna, Cliff, Zone, Think Thin, Power Bar, Quest, Kind, Nature Valley, Nutri Grain Bars, natural granola bars

Nut Products | Examples:  Natural peanut butter, almond butter, tahini, cashew butter, coconut butter, whole nuts

Dried or Dehydrated Fruit | Examples: Apricots, dates, figs, prunes, raisins

Nutritional Supplements | Examples: Thick-It beverage thickener, Ensure, Glucerna, Boost, Boost Plus, Carnation Instant Breakfast, fortified puddings, protein shake mix

Low Sodium Canned Products | Examples: No salt added canned vegetables, V8 low sodium vegetable juices, Mrs. Dash salt-free marinades, low-sodium chicken broth

Household Items  | Examples:  Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, sponges, toilet paper, paper towels, Ziplock bags (all sizes), garbage bags, aluminum foil

Personal Care Items  | Examples: toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, body wash, body lotion, Depends and Poise Pads

Thank you very much.

RVNAhealth is a pillar of our community and it truly is a privilege for me to be a part of this important organization as a volunteer.

—Peggy, Ridgefield