United Guaranty Food Drive
Food Drive by United Guaranty Employees

Proper nutrition is essential for any human being, but is particularly important for individuals whose immune systems are significantly compromised by HIV/AIDS. More than 85% of THP clients living with HIV have incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level and more than 30% have no income at all. THP’s client food pantry is critical to many of these clients in overcoming food insecurity and meeting basic nutritional requirements. In 2015-16 THP distributed 2,630 bags groceries to clients at an average cost of $6 per bag.

How can you help? Make a financial gift designated for our food pantry, bring your donations of non-perishable food items to our food pantry, or hold a food drive at your workplace, school, civic organization, neighborhood or place of worship. Our caring community helps keep our pantry shelves stocked with the following items:

Grains and Starches

Rice
Grits (canister and packets)
Oatmeal (canister and packets)
Whole grain cereal
Whole grain granola bars
Crackers
Pasta
Mac & Cheese

Proteins

Canned chicken (in water)
Canned salmon or tuna (in water)
Canned meats
Canned ravioli, mac and beef, or spaghetti
Peanut butter
Lower sodium soups

Vegetables

Low sodium canned goods
Tomato sauces, spaghetti sauce
Canned beans (pinto beans, kidney beans, black eyed peas are favorites)
Canned vegetables (especially things other than corn or green beans, although we love them too!)

Other

Juices (100% juice, small cans or boxes)
V-8 Juice
Powdered milk
Raisins or other dried fruit packets.

While we appreciate and can utilize every item received, we ask that you avoid donating items packaged in glass.

We are also in need of Ensure (Liquid Nutritional Supplement), or Boost.