1. Canned Beans & LegumesBeans and legumes are so versatile! One can eat them as is, or transform them into delicious hummus or falafel. They're also filling because they're packed with protein, fiber and complex carbs.
2. 100 per cent Nut ButtersThe best type of nut butters should only have one ingredient. Try almond butter, sunflower butter, or good ol' peanut butter.
3. Whole Grain PastaWhole grain pastas can come in many shapes and sizes, so donate a variety!
4. Whole Grain RiceOpt for brown rice, black rice, purple rice or wild rice!
5. Canned VegetablesThere's more to canned veggies than corn and peas. Try canned beets or asparagus - canned pumpkin is also a great fall choice that is not only festive, but adds protein and fiber to any dish.
6. Canned FruitChoose canned fruit packed in its own juice or water. Pureed fruits is another good option, too.
7. Low Sodium Soups, Stews & BrothsSoups are a great way to use kitchen leftovers while enjoying a warm, hearty meal.
8. Whole Grain Breakfast CerealsLucky for you, we have a delicous selection of whole grain cereals! Switch it up by donating gluten free options, too.
9. Whole Grain OatmealOatmeal is easy to cook and can be enjoyed sweet or savory. Donate some boxes of packets to give busy individuals a grab-n-go option.
10. Assorted NutsChoose assorted or mixed nuts with no salt or sugar added.
11. Shelf-Stable Plant-Based MilkChoosing a plant-based milk in shelf-stable packaging ensures the product's longevity.
12. Low Sodium ChiliA hearty bowl of plant-based chili is a yummy and comforting meal for those busy days.
13. Rice NoodlesDonating rice noodles increases the amount of gluten free options available at the food bank.
Avoid Donating These Foods!There are many other foods you can donate to the food bank, but here are a few that you should avoid giving:
- Opened packages
- Expired food
- Homemade food
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