Our 5th Annual Food Drive Begins on Monday October 29th!


Advance Dental's 5th Annual Food Drive
Begins on Monday October 29th!

 
Can you believe the Holiday Season is just around the corner? We would like to take this time to give thanks for what we have and consider what we can share with our community. For the past four years, our office has partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. If you’ve participated in previous years, you know that we've had FOUR wonderful years of donations, both food and monetary, from our patients and staff.

We challenge ALL our patients to participate this year and help us feed our community members who are in need.

Here is what we've been able to donate together and what our goal for this year is:

·  2014: 146 pounds of food donated
·  2015: 233 pounds of food donated
·  2016: 409 pounds of food donated (including monetary donations)
·  2017: 556 pounds of food donated (including monetary donations)
·  2018: Our goal is 600 pounds!

Here is how it works: 

 
We will have a donation barrel right inside our front door, so even if you do not have an appointment scheduled during the donation period you can just swing by our office and drop it off inside ….. but be sure to say hello!
 
Another option is to make a monetary donation. 
**Did you know, a $1.00 donation buys nearly three pounds of food?**

Our food drive will begin on Monday October 29, 2018
and will conclude on Wednesday December 12, 2018.


All donations will arrive at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana 
before Christmas.
   
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is always in need of the following items:

·  Canned Meat and Fish (Tuna, Chicken, Pork, Ham, Spam)
·  Peanut Butter
·  Grape Jelly
·  Low Sodium Canned Vegetables including Whole Kernel Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Diced Tomatoes
·  Low Sugar/Light Syrup Canned Fruit including Apple Sauce, Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Pears
·  Canned Soups, Stews, Chili and Chowders
·  Boxed Meals – Macaroni and Cheese, Lasagna, Cheeseburger and Tuna Helpers
·  Shelf Stable Low Fat and Powdered Milk
·  Canned Beans – Red, Kidney, Black, Northern
·  Boxed Breakfast Cereals
·  Healthy Snacks including Microwavable Popcorn, Granola Bars, Peanuts, Pretzels, Low Fat Pudding Packs
·  Starches including Rice, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Egg Noodles
·  Baking Products including Cooking Oil, Sugar, Flour, Salt
·  Condiments including Ketchup, Mustard, Vinegar

Please note – the Food Bank cannot accept or redistribute the following:

·  Homemade canned goods
·  Items without labeling/ingredients listed on the packaging
·  Tobacco and alcohol
·  Baby food and formula that is not in its original packaging. Must be unopened.  Baby food and formula past its expiration date cannot be distributed and will immediately be disposed.
 
REMINDER: 

Most dental insurance benefits and flexible spending/health savings 
accounts for this year expire on December 31st.
Make sure to USE them before you LOSE them! 
Please keep in mind, during the Holiday Season, our office hours will be 
adjusted so our staff may spend time with friends and family.

Call soon to schedule your appointment before the FUN of the Holiday Season 
takes over and your dental benefits and flexible spending/ health savings accounts EXPIRE!

Your Dental Family at Advance Dental
574-271-9910

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