Check your shelves at home for these needed and nutritious foods:
- Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
- Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, mac & cheese, etc.)
- Peanut butter
- Canned beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils, etc.)
- Pasta, rice, cereal
- Powdered milk
- Canned fruits
- 100% Fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
See our Most Wanted Foods poster for more information. Feel free to print this poster to use on your collection containers or at events.
And products we cannot use...
To ensure food safety, Oregon Food Bank cannot accept:
- Glass containers (they break!)
- Rusty or unlabeled cans
- Perishable items
- Homemade items
- Non-commercially canned/packaged items
- Alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
Why food and funds both matter
Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food we receive. Donating food also provides a direct connection between you and the hungry person who receives the food. Your food donation is tangible and reminds you that hungry people are just like you and me.
Cash donations get that food to agencies. Cash keeps our freezers running and our trucks on the road. It also supports innovative programs that address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and public education. (plus money is much easier to carry than canned food)
Note: $1 = 4 pounds of food.