For three years, the Amherst Central School District has operated the “Tiger’s Den” food pantry which provides access to nutritional foods and household products for many families within the district. It has been a great success and welcome addition to our community, serving an average of 75 families per month.
Now, during this time of national crisis, with many people out of work and all of our school age children at home indefinitely – the need for this service is increasing daily. The Alumni Foundation has offered to help “ramp up” the supply chain for the Tiger’s Den – providing gift cards and needed products for the pantry shelves.
You can help during this critical time and here’s how:
Below is a list of items that “fly off the shelves” along with a list of gift card options.
GIFT CARDS TO TOPS, WEGMANS, TARGET, WALMART, PRICE RITE (THE PANTRY VOLUNTEERS WILL SHOP. THESE CAN ALSO BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO THE TIGER’S DEN)
- SPAGHETTI SAUCE
- TOMATO PASTE
- FRUIT JUICE
- CANNED SOUPS (NOT CHICKEN NOODLE OR TOMATO)
- PASTA (ANYTHING BUT SPAGHETTI)
- SIDE DISHES (CANNED VEGETABLES, FRUIT, ETC)
- CEREAL (NO CHEERIOS)
- GRANOLA BARS
- HEALTHY SNACKS
- CONDIMENTS LIKE KETCHUP, MAYONNAISE, SALAD DRESSIING
- PAPER TOWELS
- SHAMPOO (ADULT AND CHILD)
YOU CAN ALSO PLACE ORDERS AT AMAZON (OR WALMART, ETC) AND HAVE THEM DIRECTLY SENT TO THE TIGER’S DEN.
The Tiger’s Den is located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main Street, Eggertsville, NY 14226 (next to Brunners!) Mailed items can be sent to that address Attn: Carolyn Catalano/Tiger’s Den
Items can be dropped off during the following operating hours:
Saturday March 28th – 9am – 1pm
Thursday April 2nd – 3pm – 7pm
Saturday April 11th – 9am – 1pm
Thursday April 16th – 3pm – 7pm
Saturday April 25th – 9am – 1pm
Thursday April 30th – 3pm – 7pm
As the need continues, so will the hours and we will update them.
THIS IS A TIME FOR US TO SHOW OUR STRIPES AND STAND UP TO HELP OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY!! PLEASE DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SUPPORT THIS COMMITMENT TO OUR KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES!
PS: Whatever form your contribution takes, please indicate that you are an Amherst graduate. Thanks.