We are asking sponsors to purchase five-gallon plastic buckets and fill them with the required food items for $30 each. The food in a single bucket can feed a Haitian family for a week. We also are asking you to include a $10 cash contribution placed in an envelope and attached to the bucket’s lid to help with the cost of shipping the buckets to Haiti. Or you may send your donation through our website.
Each five-gallon bucket is to be new, unused, and preferably without any logo or other commercial imprint. After the food has been consumed, the bucket will remain as a handy item for use by the Haitian family. The food contents of the bucket are to be generic store-brand items, including rice, cooking oil, dry black beans, all-purpose flour (not self-rising), white sugar, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, and zip-lock plastic storage bags. Uniform buckets and food contents minimize the problems with U.S. and Haitian customs.