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The Village Coalition Against Hunger, a New Albany nonprofit organization that is collecting and distributing food to residents in need, is searching for a permanent home in the city it serves.  

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Angela Douglas, director of the Village Coalition Against Hunger, and Phil Heit, a founder of Healthy New Albany, show some of the items donated at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany during the coalition’s recent food drive.

Full article at: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/newalbany/news/2015/12/07/village-coalition-against-hunger-permanent-home-sought-for-food-pantry.html

Contact Angela Douglas for info about storage space: 972-955-0922 or vcah.angela@gmail.com

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Have you heard?  The first VCAH Community Food Drive kicked off yesterday on #GivingTuesday!  We are very grateful to the many supporters assisting in this community-wide effort!

Please help us spread the word by downloading the Community Food Drive Flyer and sharing with family, friends,neighbors and your social media networks!

You can also direct them to the following link for more information – http://villagecoalition.org/community-food-drive.

Do you have a group or organization that would be interested in holding their own drive?  Contact Angela at vcah.angela@gmail.com!

Here is a list of our most needed items, Thank you!mobile-pantry-1pantry-300x222slider1
Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
Canned fruit
Canned or boxed soups
Granola/Protein Bars
Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers
Applesauce
Shelf Stable Milk
Laundry Detergent
Toiletries (tootpaste, soap, toilet paper, etc).
Rice
Beans
Pasta and pasta sauce
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Breakfast items (oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup)
Cereal
Raisins
Canned Vegetables
Bread/Bagels
Popcorn
Noodles
Muffin or cookie Mixes
Contact Angela: vcah.angela@gmail.com or 972-955-0922

cropped-logo1.pngThank you Pam Charles and the counselors, Principals and staff at NAPLS. We are looking forward to working together to serve our families by delivering groceries every other Friday to families in need. We appreciate your collaboration and are anxious to serve. Thank you!

If you are a family that has children in NAPLS and you are in need of food assistance, please contact the VCAH at vcah.angela@gmail.com. We understand that changing life circumstances often lead to temporary need for assistance and we are pleased to help!

We are pleased to announce that the distribution of Produce Baskets to local NA families is going very well. We are receiving donations from the New Albany Community Garden, the NA Farmers Market as well as many local church gardens and we greatly appreciate the generosity! Families with children in the New Albany School system are able to receive baskets every other Friday at the New Albany Methodist Church. If your family is in need an interested in receiving a basket please contact Angela at vcah.angela@gmail.com for details. Baskets include local produce as well as non-perishable staple items such as peanut butter, soup, breakfast items, etc. Thank you for your support!Produce baskets

The VCAH is thrilled to announce that we are looking for local SPONSORS to help fund our MOBILE FOOD PANTRY vehicle! The mobile food pantry will help us to serve those in need in our community and beyond!

Exciting plans ahead, stay tuned!

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For SPONSORSHIP information please contact Angela Douglas: 972-955-0922 or douglas8648@hotmail.com