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Do you ever donate to a food bank?

by meggf (follow)
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Charities collect nonperishable foods to distribute to people in need, have you ever donated? What is the best food to donate?

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I do donate.

I also distribute food at Christmas, so I get to see what is inside some of the boxes, given to those in need.

I was so shocked!! a great deal last year gave ''tinned fish''.

Since the meltdown in Japan, with the radio nuclear waste.

I was not impressed that people would not eat it .....but it's o.k. to give away.
I'm not saying there was anything wrong, with the tinned fish, but we got 200% more than any other year!
Don't give rusty tinn's thinking ''Oh they will eat it''.
Don't give old date food, because they do know.....please don't give anything, you would not find 'nice' to eat.

Some years the food bank is very low, so some items are badly missing.
Here are some items that are always needed.

Tinned Soup
Coffee -Tea
Mashed potato in pkt
Tinned fruit
Long Life Custard
Cake Mix
Pancake Mix
Tomato Sauce
Plain Baked Beans
Pasta sauce

And we have even had some
great folks give the odd box of chocolates.

Bless all who give. :)

Thanks for that list!

I'm really shocked that people would give out of date food, what on earth!?!?!
by meggf
40% I have seen over the years is out of date.I guess they think something is better than nothing?...what they don't really understand is people can read, and if they feel bad , that can make it worse. :(
by jonaja
Yes I donate a lot of canned foods as they have a long lasting expiry date.

Seeing this reminds that I should probably donate to the food drive at the local shopping centre. We used to donate quite a bit while we were at school, but not as much these days, which is a shame because there are a lot of families doing it tough, especially at this time of year.
by Vee
I have started buying one tin of food a week and donating it to the local food bank. I wish we could realistically give more, but I feel that one tin a week does add up over a year so it's not such a bad effort.
No I have never donated to a food bank.

I donate to other things however not this.
I would think anything in a tin would be best as it will last forever.

I have actually not seen anyone asking for this.
by Finy
I normally donate pet food, as people don't think of the little animals' some poorer folk may have, for companionship.
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