Although requested donations may vary by food assistance charity, most food banks and food pantries accept any food that is non-perishable and nutritious.

  • The best items to give:
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meat (tuna, etc.)
  • Canned soup (or chili, beef stew, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal

More items to give:

  • Canned foods (fruits & vegetables, tuna, chicken, salmon, stew, soup, beans)
  • Just add water packets (pancake mixes, oatmeal, ramen noodles, boxed noodles, instant rice)
  • Fruit cups (mandarin oranges, apple sauce, craisins, raisins)
  • Nuts
  • 100% juice drinks
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Pasta (whole grain is best)
  • Rice (brown is best)
  • Oatmeal
  • Canola and olive oil
  • Granola bars
  • Popcorn
  • Herbs and spices
  • Baby formula