Clients were able to select 20 items from the donated items that are not on our order form or items that are short dated. Extra items such as cheese and peanut butter crackers, Jiff Power Ups, Snyder's pretzel pieces, Gardetto's potato /wheat crisps, Gatorade and fruit juices were available. Extra food items were added to all of the orders that are picked up in Venice or delivered to clients.
Fresh apples, oranges, potatoes and eggs were available. Other fresh produce is often available.
Frozen beef, chicken, ground turkey, pork, fish and ready-to- cook meals totaling 1445 pounds were distributed.
USDA items (for Charlotte County clients) are free to CHAPS so when we can provide food items from the USDA food instead of from purchased food, it makes our budget go further. USDA items that are on our order form that were available included kidney beans, black beans, sliced potatoes, spinach, applesauce, peaches, pears, mixed fruit, cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup, veggie soup, beef stew, chili, canned chicken, cold cereal, grits, rice, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, dry milk and peanut butter.
USDA items Charlotte County clients could select this month included canned apricots, walnuts, dry fruit and nut mix, raisins, dry cranberries, cranberry juice, orange juice, canned beef, canned pork, canned garbanzo beans, canned pumpkin, dry split peas, dry lentil beans, dry navy beans, 1 lb. cheddar cheese, 2 lb. processed cheese, 2 lb. Pollock fillets, pork sausage patties and whole chickens.