The holidays may be over.
But for the Ray of Hope Children’s Crisis and Resource Services of San Joaquin County, the need for food donation is still a high priority.
“Food donations (after the holidays) dropped dramatically, yet hunger and the need didn’t slow down,” said the local non-profit via social media.
The listed food items for the Ray of Hope Neighborhood Kids Food Pantry included meat, macaroni & cheese, protein bars, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, juice, canned potatoes, soup, butter, oil, and sports drinks.
Donations can be dropped off at the Manteca office located at 113 W. Yosemite Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment (call 209.597.0574).
Children in Ray of Hope are those who are homeless, living in poverty, or dealing with other crisis circumstances.
They’re referrals from the San Joaquin County Protective Services, Child Abuse Prevention Agency, and other agencies.
For more information, log on to www.facebook.com/Rayofhopekids.