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IN-KIND DONATIONS

The Food Bank @ St. Mary's gratefully accepts in-kind donations of food, personal care items, and other goods.

 

Guidelines for donations

 

YES

    •    Non-perishable, unopened cans and packages of food

    •    Fresh produce

    •    Personal care items such as soap, shampoo, sanitizer, lotion, feminine hygiene products, etc.

    •    Egg cartons

    •    Brown paper bags

    •    Reusable plastic bags

 

NO

    •    Items that are open, expired or spoiled*

    •    Homemade items (such as jams and jellies, baked goods)

    •    Anything that requires distribution under the care of a physician

    •    Light plastic grocery bags

    •    Prescription bottles

    •    Clothing

 

*Spoiled, expired, or otherwise inedible food will be composted. The food bank pays for food waste removal; please consider this when determining the freshness and quality of your donation.

 

Helpful items include

    •    Rice 

    •    Pasta

    •    Cooking oil

    •    Fish sauce

    •    Soy sauce

    •    Diabetic foods

    •    Infant formula

    •    Canned chicken, SPAM and tuna

    •    Soy, rice or almond milk

    •    Cold cereal

    •    Gluten-free foods

    •    Canned soups

    •    Canned vegetables

    •    Canned fruits

    •    Canned tomatoes

 

Preferred food donations hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information or to make arrangements for drop off, please contact us or call (206) 338-7215 x22