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Food Box
Food Box


Petoskey United Methodist Church has partnered with Manna to fill the food needs of our community. You can help by donating food. Food donations can be dropped off at worship service times or during church hours.

Canned Vegetables

Healthy Food Donation Guidelines

In order to give our clients food of the highest quality and nutritional value,
we try to limit the amount of foods with refined grains, solid fats, trans fats,
added sugars, and high sodium levels we distribute.
Please help us support the health and wellness in our community by
following the following guidelines:

  • Canned goods (vegetables, fruits, soups, meats, beans, etc.): Low sodium, low fat, lite syrup, and no added sugar items are preferred

  • Chicken or vegetable broth and boxed meals (complete dinners, pasta meals, etc.)

    • Low sodium, low fat, and reduced calorie meals are preferred

  • Fruit juice, dried fruit, and trail mixes:“100% juice” and/or “no sugar added” preferred

  •  Grains:

    • Whole Grains (“whole wheat” or “whole corn”) are preferred over white or enriched grains. Good examples are: Whole grain cold cereal with low sugar (toasted oats, bran flakes, shredded wheat)

    • Hot cereal without sugar (oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits)

      • Brown or wild rice

      •  Whole grain pasta

      •  Quinoa

      • Whole grain crackers and rice cakes

      •  Low fat and/or unsalted popcorn

      •  Granola bars

  •  Milk

    • Low-fat, shelf-stable or boxed soy/rice milk are preferred

  • In addition, please limit donations of:

    • Sugary drinks (pop, energy or sports drinks, sweetened teas, fruit-flavored drinks)

    • Unhealthy snacks (chips, cookies, cakes, pastries, and other foods high in fat, sodium, sugar, and calories)

    • Candy

Canned Vegetables
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