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.
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.