St. Joseph Food Program MyPlate

MyPlate Facts

What is the St. Joseph Food Program MyPlate?

The USDA uses a food model called MyPlate to showcase the five main food groups and encourage healthy eating. St Joseph Food Program has adopted this model to help improve the health of children and families who rely on food from St. Joe's, and pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters that St. Joe's supports.

Why is it important to donate healthy foods?

This is about dignity - everyone deserves healthy food! Your healthy food donations give children fuel to learn and grow, and help adults of all ages to maintain a healthy well-being.

How do I choose healthy foods to donate?

The St. Joseph Food Program MyPlate includes the Preferred Food Items list that features all five food groups: Protein, Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Dairy. Donate foods low in fat, sodium and added sugar.

The St. Joseph Food Program MyPlate sounds important. How can I help?

Helping is easy. You can ensure families receive healthy foods by hosting a MyPlate food drive and donating items from the Preferred Food Items list.

Can I donate fresh foods to support the St. Joseph Food Program MyPlate?

Absolutely! Drop off your fresh fruits, veggies, meat and dairy at our donation door located on the NE corner of 1465A Opportunity Way, Menasha, 7:30 am - 11:30 am, Monday through Friday, and 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Mondays. You can also make a monetary donation by clicking on the Donate Now button above and we'll purchase fresh items for you!

How else can I support the St. Joseph Food Program MyPlate model?

Be an advocate! Spread the word about how you're supporting our initiative!

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