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~ Useful Grocery Staples

May you be filled with Joy and Happiness as a result of your kind contributions.               Updated 12/2013

These are long long lasting staples which are always useful to bring when you visit the hermitage.  Offerings of staple food items may also be dropped off at the Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rosa, and will be delivered to the hermitage from time to time. Other ways to offer food dana are explained here

Bring quantities suitable for 2 - 4 people.

Things we could use :

Bread or crackers
Any kind of nuts
Cottage Cheese
Any kind of cheese
Evaporated milk
Coconut milk
Peanut butter or any nut butter or tahini
Tofu (the shelf pack that does not need refrigeration)
Honey or syrup
Fruit or vegetable juice
Warming / Spicy teas
Teas such as "throat coat" or licorice
Any dried fruits or dried vegetables
Durable (long shelf life)  winter vegetables


At this time we have plenty of
All kinds of dry grains
Canned vegetables
Canned soup
Dry beans
Cooking oil
Dark Chocolate

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