Here to Help

Families and Groups

Sophie3We often get asked, “How can my family or club get involved in the Jonnycake Center?” There are lots of ways!  We know that volunteering can bring families together and help children learn the importance of giving back to the community.

While our food pantry is really too small and too specialized to have families and civic groups jump in, there are lots of ways you can help!  The following are just a few ideas about ways that you can work together as a family or group to help support the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale.

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We encourage individuals, organizations, businesses, and civic groups to conduct food drives on behalf of the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale.  We simply ask that you call in advance and schedule a drop-off time with our food programs director, David Olguin, at 284-0303 by email at  Feel free to print a Food Drive Sign.
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Honor a friend or special day by making a gift to the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale in his or her name.  This is a perfect gift to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or the memory of a loved one.  We will notify your special someone of the donations that come in.
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When your friends ask “what can I bring” to your next birthday or holiday party, ask them to bring a gift or donations for the Jonnycake!  Feel good while you are having fun.
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We welcome donations of fresh produce.  The Plant a Row program is a simple way that local gardeners and farmers can help fight hunger in our community.  Simply plant a row in your home or community garden and donate your harvest to the Center. Every little bit counts.
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Walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, and bowl-a-thons can be a fun way to raise funds for an organization like the Jonnycake Center. Participants can either make a donation or get others to sponsor them (or both)!
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Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to clean out their closets and donate items to the Jonnycake.  We sell donated clothing in our stores to raise funds for our food pantry. We also give our food pantry visitors and homeless neighbors vouchers to shop in our stores.  We welcome clean and gently used adult and children’s clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and accessories.
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Kids love to run lemonade stands and bake sales.  Put out a sign that says all or some of the proceeds are going to the Jonnycake Center.
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Car washes, book sales, and yard sales are other ideas for raising funds for the Jonnycake.