* High-priority items: ravioli, rice, pasta, beans, peanut butter, jelly, chili, tuna, canned protein (chicken, pork, beef), pasta sauce, can veg, pancake mix, pancake syrup, oatmeal, breakfast cereal bars, and canned fruit.
This is not an exhaustive list but it covers a lot of what clients regularly need. Additionally, we accept personal care and household items, since many families struggle to afford these items and they aren’t covered by other food assistance programs like SNAP.
If you’re still stumped about what to donate, just look in your own pantry. Families struggling with hunger often can’t afford the staples that we normally have stocked at home. So, check your pantry out and go from there. Even specialty foods like olive oil, dressings or marinades can be helpful if they don’t need to be refrigerated.