Food Drive Suggested Items

Ridgefield Playhouse’s 3rd Annual Holiday Food Drive

If you are attending a show this holiday season, we invite you to join our campaign to provide food for those in need. Donations benefit  RVNA and Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield.

Suggested Items For Donation

  • Smaller sizes are appreciated. Large items can be heavy and difficult to lift.
  • Whole Wheat or Multigrain Products | Examples: Whole wheat pasta, brown rice, popcorn, whole-grain flour, whole-grain cereals like oatmeal and shredded wheat, crackers
  • Shelf-Stable Drinks | Examples: Parmalat, Horizon milk boxes, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, Rice Dream, 100% fruit juices
  • Oils | Examples: Olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil
  • Protein/Snack Bars | Examples: Luna, Cliff, Zone, Think Thin, Power Bar, Quest, Kind, Nature Valley, Nutri Grain Bars, natural granola bars
  • Nut Products | Examples:  Natural peanut butter, almond butter, tahini, cashew butter, coconut butter, whole nuts
  • Dried or Dehydrated Fruit | Examples: Apricots, dates, figs, prunes, raisins
  • Nutritional Supplements | Examples: Thick-It beverage thickener, Ensure, Glucerna, Boost, Boost Plus, Carnation Instant Breakfast, fortified puddings, protein shake mix
  • Low Sodium Canned Products | Examples: No salt added canned vegetables, V8 low sodium vegetable juices, Mrs. Dash salt-free marinades, low-sodium chicken broth
  • Household Items | Examples:  Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, sponges, toilet paper, paper towels, Ziplock bags (all sizes), garbage bags, aluminum foil
  • Personal Care Items | Examples: toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, body wash, body lotion, Depends and Poise Pads

Meals on Wheels has been providing nourishment to any Ridgefield resident who cannot prepare their own meals: the elderly, disabled and infirm, even those with short term needs such as recovery from surgery or illness. They have no age or income restrictions, and all meals are free of charge. Please note, they are not a food pantry, and have an approved list of food items they need to help prepare meals.

Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield – List of Food Donations

  • Couscous, plain (not pearl)
  • Polenta (box of dry)
  • Breadcrumbs, plain (no gluten-free)
  • Breadcrumbs, seasoned (no gluten-free)
  • Panko, plain (no gluten-free)
  • Bags of sundried tomatoes (not in oil)
  • Bags of Craisins
  • Sauerkraut (15 oz. or larger cans)
  • Artichoke hearts (not in oil, 15 oz. or larger cans)
  • Peaches in juice or light syrup (15 oz. or larger cans)
  • Pear in juice or light syrup (15 oz. or larger cans)
  • Fruit Cocktail in juice or light syrup (15 oz. or larger cans)
  • Pineapple chunks in juice (15 oz. or larger cans)
  • Packets of Seasoning (just the following):
    • Mild Taco
    • Mild Fajita
    • Chicken Gravy
    • Beef Gravy
  • Spice World squeeze bottle of Garlic Spice World, squeeze bottle of Ginger
  • Stop & Shop or Caraluzzi’s Gift Cards