Community (free) Thrift & Food Pantry
Mountain House (Free) Thrift & Food Pantry
What conditions must be present to construct self-governed systems for
creating and distributing material resources within communities?
The Mountain House (free)Thrift & Food Pantry is a resource for all Mountain House participants and our extended communities. Folks can donate and access quality second hand clothes, staple foods, and personal hygiene products through swaps and resource sharing events held in homes, public parks, and by making an appointment for pick-ups and drop-offs.
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our guiding principles
Radically trust people and their expressed needs. We do not inquire about anyone’s income or personal access to resources to determine or verify needs as a condition for participating. We believe you and how you choose to share your needs with our community.
Build solidarity through shared interests. We come together across difference through the mutuality of our essential needs and use those points of connection to examine and challenge unequal distribution of resources.
Money is never exchanged for goods and there are no requirements to donate or trade goods in order to access items for yourself.
Address quality of life in holistic terms. Partner cultural and intellectual needs with efforts that ensure that cultural participants and producers have their basic needs met.
Emancipate the means to take care of our communities from large institutions and the state by empowering these efforts to form and function by and for the folks they benefit. Practice creating the Community Thrift & Food Pantry as an accessible working model that can be replicated throughout many communities.
Are you interested in donating things you have or picking up things you need? Please read on for items we are currently collecting and sharing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off or pick-up time.
Gently used clothing items for baby, children, adults. Items should be clean and in good shape. (No stains, tears, patches)
One person tents
Baby: diapers (all sizes), wipes (unscented, water based), formula (milk and soy), pedialyte, desitin, shampoo/wash, blankets, hats
Fragrance free skin moisturizer
Flushable cleansing cloths/wipes
Large air and watertight containers
One Gallon Ziploc bags (heavy duty)
Hand-held can openers
Reusable Flatware (new)
Reusable Plastic bowls (new)
Reusable tote bags and brown paper bags
Refillable water bottles (aluminum)
Peanut butter, or other nut butters
Canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup
Canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium
Canned tuna in water
Shelf stable milk and milk substitutes
Whole grain pasta
Low-sodium pasta sauce
Popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)
Unsweetened apple sauce
Whole grain, low-sugar cold cereals
Olive or canola oil
Dried fruits, no sugar added
Chicken, beef and vegetable broths and stock