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Let’s Pack the Pantry!

The Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Fund provides resources for patients receiving radiation treatment at Alliance Cancer Care.  We keep a pantry with food and personal care items to help patients in need, and it is time to restock.  Here is your opportunity to help!

Between October 10-25, bring in nonperishable food and/or personal care items our patients might need during treatment to any of our Alliance Cancer Care locations.  Look for the large “cans” to drop off your items.

Our list of suggested items includes:

Breakfast

  • Cereal
  • Grits
  • Muffin Mix
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Pop Tarts

Canned/Boxed Meals

  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Boxed Dinner Kit (e.g., Tuna Helper)
  • Canned Beef/Chicken Stew
  • Chili
  • Chunky Soups
  • Hormel Complete Microwave Meals
  • Jambalaya Mix
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pork & Beans
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Spaghettios
  • Spaghettios with Meatballs

Grains

  • Cornbread Mix
  • Flavored Rice
  • Fritos
  • Mexican Rice
  • Pasta Salad Kits
  • Rice
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Short Pasta Noodles
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Tortilla Chips

Proteins

  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned/Dried Beans
  • Peanut or Other Nut Butter
  • Spam
  • Vienna Sausages

Soups

  • Beef Broth
  • Chicken Broth
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Cream of Chicken, etc.
  • Ramen
  • Tomato
  • Vegetable Broth

Fruits

  • Applesauce
  • Cranberry
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Mixed Fruit
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapples

Vegetables

  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Rotel
  • Salsa
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Yams

Snacks

  • Beef Jerky/Sticks
  • Crackers
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Granola Bars
  • Jell-O Boxes
  • Jell-O Cups
  • Nuts
  • Protein Bars
  • Pudding Cups
  • Raisins/Dried Fruit
  • Trail Mix

Beverages

  • Coffee/Tea
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Fruit Juices
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • V8 Juice

Household

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Dish Soap
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates/Bowls
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper

Radiation Care*

  • Aquaphor
  • AZO Max Strength
  • Colace
  • Cortisone 1%
  • Famotidine
  • Fleets enema
  • Gas-X
  • Immodium
  • Miralax
  • Mucinex
  • Omeprazole
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Peri bottle
  • Udderly Smooth
  • Vitamin E

*These items can be found at our Amazon Storefront, which benefits the Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Fund.  Visit www.Amazon.com/Shop/AllianceCancerCare.

Personal Care

  • Adult Diapers
  • Band-Aids
  • Body Soap
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Products
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Lotion
  • Moist Wipes
  • Mouthwash
  • Razors
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shaving Cream
  • Socks
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Underwear

Other

  • Kroger or Walmart Grocery Gift Card – $10 suggested
  • Reusable Grocery Bags

The Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Fund was established in 2001 to provide financial assistance to cancer patients.  Dr. Jeanne Shepherd served as a dedicated, highly respected Oncology Counselor at the Center for Cancer Care, now Alliance Cancer Care.  During this time, she was diagnosed with cancer and lived the remaining years of her life encouraging and assisting others with cancer.

The purpose of the Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Fund is to provide cancer patients financial assistance with housing needs, food, transportation, and other necessary everyday living expenses.  Read more here: https://alliancecancercare.com/djsf/.