We just took our pantry clean out over to a partner of the Central Texas Food Bank. We stock up on pantry items for winter storms and then donate those items to the food bank after winter. After my colonoscopy and endoscopy in January there was still some food left that I am no longer supposed to eat in order to manage my GI issues.
I’m so grateful I can support hyper-local with their partner map. There are two locations in my neighborhood and several nearby. Find one near you at https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/food…/get-food-now if you are doing a pantry clean out for spring break or host a food drive. Call your preferred location first to make sure they’re open to public access and where to drop off. Keep in mind a partner location on your route from work or school to make the trip efficient.
Contact your local food bank or food pantry, local churches are also a great resource and many have food pantries, to find sites and partner locations.
To ensure your gift goes to a family in need here are some of the most needed items:
- healthy, non-perishable food – our most requested items include:
- peanut butter
- canned chicken breast or tuna
- canned low sodium vegetables
- canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added)
- dry pinto beans
- brown rice
- non-fat dry milk powder
- 100% whole grain cereal
- dry pasta
- tomato sauce
- canned tomatoes
- canned entrees
- items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging
- items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please)
- Food that is still good to eat – check your expiration dates