BEST FOODS TO DONATE!
Give to the Best of Your Ability

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

  • No sodium canned vegetables including tomatoes

  • Reduced sodium shelf-stable tomato/vegetable pasta sauce

  • Canned fruit in 100% juice and shelf-stable fruit cups - no artificial sweeteners

  • Unsweetened applesauce cups

  • Dried fruits, vegetables with no added sugar or salt

100% WHOLE GRAINS

  • Unflavored oatmeal, cream of wheat, or rolled oats

  • Whole-grain cereal with fiber (3+ grams) & low in sugar (3g or less)

  • Whole-grain or 100% wheat or brown rice crackers

  • Brown or wild rice, whole wheat couscous & barley

  • Whole-grain rice cakes, granola or cereal bars low in fat

PROTEIN

  • Canned chicken, tuna, or salmon in water

  • Canned, reduced sodium and reduced fat, bean, chicken, or vegetable soup

  • Dried peas, beans, or lentils

  • No sodium or low sodium beans (such as black, kidney, cannellini), black-eyed or chick peas

  • Peanut butter

  • Quinoa

  • Unsalted or low salt nuts and seeds (such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, sunflower)

OTHER

  • No sodium or low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

  • Virgin or extra virgin olive, canola, or sesame oil

  • Shelf-stable and low fat, vitamin D-fortified regular, soy, almond, or rice milk

  • Boxed, unflavored, low fat regular, dehydrated milk or canned evaporated milk

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1 in 4 AMERICANS relies on soup kitchens and food pantries to survive. 
 
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