- Bright Beginnings Pediatric Soy supplement ($35.00/case)
- Duocal ($78.00 per case)
- Enfamil Next Step Soy Formula
- Poly Vi Sol with Iron liquid vitamins
- Flintstones Complete chewable vitamins or equivalent
- Infant formula
- Unisex diapers for ages 6 months to 3 years – sizes 3, 4 and 5 in demand
- Sippy cups
- Baby food (Stage 1 + 2)
- Plastic spoons for babies
- New children's board books, picture books and “I Can Read” books
You can help hungry children by starting a food drive at your office, school, church, temple or community group. The food pantry is always in need of donations, especially during the summer months when older siblings are at home and not being fed by school breakfast and lunch programs. The Grow Clinic Food Pantry needs high calorie, protein rich foods that appeal to a child’s likes. In order of preference, a list of items most needed in the food pantry is provided below:
- Carnation Instant Breakfast (powder)
- Graham crackers
- Tuna fish in oil
- Thick canned stews
- Canned ravioli and spaghetti
- Canned corn
- Vegetable oil
- Canned meats (corned beef, etc.)
- Boxed mac and cheese
- Canned beans (not green beans)
- Raisins and other dried fruit
- Mayonnaise and salad dressing
- Canned fruits in heavy syrup (not lite)
- Cold Cereals: Kix, Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Rice and Corn Chex, Total
- Hot cereal: Oatmeal, Grits, Cream of Wheat
- Canned Chili
- Chocolate syrup or Nestle Quik
- Peanut butter
- Canned gravy
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Canned vegetables
- Evaporated milk (not non fat powdered milk)
- Spaghetti sauce
- Canned or instant pudding (no gelatin)
To organize a food drive please consider the two following suggestions:
- Make pledge cards to distribute in your church, synagogue, community group or school asking people to give money for a unit or half unit of the types of food you will purchase and donate (e.g. $15 or $30 pledge for a half case or case of Raviolis). The money raised can then be spent at a wholesale store, like BJ's, or a supermarket and delivered to the Grow Clinic. Supermarkets will often agree to sell items at wholesale if they can generate some press in exchange for discounted food.
- A can drive or cereal drive also is very effective since people can conveniently shop for a single food item. This type of drive is easier to transport as well, since all items will be the same size.
Help our families and children by donating clothing appropriate for the season at the time of donation. Our children range from three to eight years of age. Please send only clean clothing that is not tattered or worn.
- long sleeved shirts
How do I get donated items to the Grow Clinic?
Unfortunately, we do not have the personnel or resources to pick up donations. We suggest that you have a committee for each phase of your drive. Fundraising, packing and transporting committees make the effort more participatory and democratic.
Once you are organized and ready to go, please call the Grow Clinic at 617.414.5251 within a few days of your anticipated delivery date to ensure that Grow Clinic staff can aid in the drop off of goods. Drop off in-kind donations 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. If you would like a tour of our facilities please call at least two weeks ahead of your drop off date.
Thank you for supporting the Grow Clinic!