Donations for Community Action House Accepted at the Library!

 

 

The Library is pleased to partner with Community Action House again to fill their shelves for the holidays!  In addition to canned goods and other non-perishable food items, hygiene and cleaning supplies are especially needed. Food stamps cannot be used for these high-demand items.

Items can be brought to the display on the first floor of the library through December 15.

Please donating from this list of most needed items:

Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Multi-purpose cleaners
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine hygiene products

Vegetables

(low sodium or no salt added preferred)

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Variety of canned vegetables
  • Diced tomatoes and tomato sauce
  • Salsa
  • Canned corn

Fruit

(in 100% juice)

  • Canned fruit
  • Shelf-stable fruit cups

Protein

  • Refried beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meat (chicken/tuna with 140 mg sodium or less per serving)

Whole Grain

  • Whole grain/high fiber cereal (no added sugar)
  • Tortillas (corn and or/flour
  • Oatmeal/ Cream of Wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Wheat flour
  • 100% whole grain pasta and crackers

Miscellaneous Items

  • Small bottles of cooking oil (olive, canola, vegetable, coconut)
  • Spices (cumin, garlic powder, chili powder)
  • Condiments
  • Low-sodium broths
  • Canned soup (400 mg sodium or less)

Community Action House Food Drive at the Library

CAH holiday food drive 2016

For a number of years, the Library has collected donations of food and personal care items benefiting Community Action House.  Please consider grabbing a few extra items below next time you go to the grocery store.  The donations are very appreciated by CAH and are used for families in our own community.  Donations will be collected through exam week at the display on the first floor of the Library.

Most Needed Items 2016

Exam Week De-Stress Events

Photo source: ©2010 p.v,"bubbles", (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Photo source: ©2010 p.v,”bubbles”, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Many of us around campus can feel the upcoming finals week stress in the air. We wanted to take this time to remind you to relax, unwind, and breathe. You’ll find therapy dogs to pet, doughnuts to eat, bubble wrap to stomp, and so much more.

Special thanks to our partners throughout campus: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Physical Plant, Kruizenga Art Museum, Phelps Dining, Club Animalia, Student Development, Campus Catering, Faculty, Staff and Student Volunteers. Check out the following exam week happenings on campus:

Thursday 4/28 6-9pm ‘COLOR ME CALM’ Kruizenga Art Museum
Friday 4/29 SPRING FLING Activities
Sunday 5/1 All Day SANITY CENTRAL
(Coloring, board games, writing prompts)
Granberg Room
Van Wylen Library
10am COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS Van Wylen Library
9pm POPCORN & LEMONADE Van Wylen Library
Monday 5/2 All Day SANITY CENTRAL
(Coloring, board games, writing prompts)
Granberg Room
Van Wylen Library
9am-12pm SIDEWALK CHALK
(Rain activity – Bubbles)
Van Andel Plaza sidewalk by Van Wylen Library
9pm STUDY BREAK BREAKFAST Phelps Dining
Tuesday 5/3 All Day
(Not open 1:30- 3:30 PM)
SANITY CENTRAL
(Coloring, board games, writing prompts)
Granberg Room
Van Wylen Library
1:30-3:30pm THERAPY DOGS DeWitt Lobby
9pm POPCORN & LEMONADE Van Wylen Library
9pm GUIDED MEDITATION Granberg Room
Van Wylen Library
Wednesday 5/4 All Day SANITY CENTRAL
(Coloring, board games, writing prompts)
Granberg Room
Van Wylen Library
10am-1pm PLAYDOUGH Phelps Dining Entrance
2-4pm BUBBLE WRAP STOMP DeWitt Front Entrance
9pm GUIDED MEDITATION Granberg Room
Van Wylen Library

Community Action House Holiday Food Drive

Van Wylen Library continues to  host a food drive to benefit Community Action House of Holland.  Please consider picking up a few extra items next time you go grocery shopping to help families and individuals who are in need in our community.  Donations can be dropped off at the display in the first floor of the Library beginning Monday,November 23.  We appreciate your participation!

Healthy food pantry items:

Spaghetti Sauce
Whole Grain Brown Rice
Canned Fruit (in 100% juice)
Shelf-Stable Fruit Cups (in 100% juice)
Canned Vegetables (low sodium or no salt added preferred)
Diced Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce (low sodium or no salt added preferred)
Whole Wheat Flour
Canned Meats (tuna, salmon, chicken – in water, with 140mg sodium or less per serving)
Dried or canned beans with no salt added
Peanut Butter (with non-hydrogenated oil)
100% Vegetable Juice – no salt added
100% Fruit Juice
Low Sodium Broths
Soup with less than 400 mg sodium per serving
Sugar Free Pudding and Jell-O
100% Whole Grain Pasta and Crackers
Whole grain/High Fiber Cereals without added sugar (Shredded Wheat)
Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat
Shelf-Stable, Low-Fat Dairy Products (dry milk, evaporated milk, boxed milk)

Donations of personal items are also welcomed, as these cannot be purchased with food stamps:

Laundry soap
Dish soap
Multi-purpose cleaners
Shampoo and conditioner
Bar soap
Toilet paper
Tooth paste

By Michelle Yost, Interlibrary Loan

Community Action House Holiday Food Drive

CAH holiday food drive 2014

Beginning Monday, November 10, Van Wylen Library is hosting a food drive to benefit Community Action House of Holland.  Please consider picking up a few extra items next time you go grocery shopping to help families and individuals who are in need in our community.  Donations can be dropped off at the display in the Library lobby.

High Priority Needed items:

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Whole grain rice
  • Canned fruit (in its own juice)
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken – packed in water, not oil)
  • Dried pinto beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Bottles of 100% fruit or vegetable juice

Donations of personal items are also welcomed, as these cannot be purchased with food stamps:

  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Multi-purpose cleaners
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth paste

A complete list of needed items can be found here: http://www.communityactionhouse.org/most-needed-items/

–by Michelle Yost, Interlibrary Loan Associate