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Food DONATIONS - FROM HOUSEHOLDS

Can you guess how many calories are in 31,370 tons of food? That's how much food and how much life-sustaining energy the residents and businesses of Clark County throw away in a year.

At the same time, Washington ranks second worst in the nation (after Oregon) for hunger.

The households in Clark County without enough to eat get by with help from a network of food banks, shelters, and meal sites around the county. These hunger relief agencies are excellent, hardworking, and committed, but the need is bigger than the pantry.

Donating edible food rather than throwing it away provides a powerful community service by helping feed the hungry. It also saves garbage costs and landfill space.

Most Needed Food Items

  • MEAT/HIGH PROTEIN GROUP — canned tuna fish, salmon, chicken, turkey, beef stew, canned ham, spam, Vienna sausage, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, red or brown beans: canned or dried
  • FRUITS & VEGETABLES — canned and dried fruits, canned vegetables, canned soup, dried and canned beans, juices.
  • DIETARY NEEDS — sugar and salt substitutes, low or no sugar items, low or no salt items
  • DAIRY GROUP — evaporated/powdered/dry milk, infant formula, nutritional liquid supplement: ensure, resource, boost.
  • BREADS & CEREALS — dry cereals, oatmeal, rice, pasta, macaroni and cheese.
  • BEVERAGES — 100% fruit or vegetable juices in cans or plastic, coffee, tea

Donate

Please watch for expiration dates. Food items should not be over six months old.

 

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