Non-Perishable Food Donations

Nonperishable foods are “shelf-stable” items that do not spoil or decay. They can withstand months (even years) of shelf life, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “shelf-stable” foods. They’re the items found on the shelves of most home pantries… and these items are a vital staple for food shelves when serving hungry individuals and families. It is important for us to always support our community food drives for the hunger relief programs in our network, so hungry individuals can receive the knowledge and nutrition for proper health.

Foods high in fat, oils and sugar make up a high percentage of many diets, especially of those less fortunate, because they are inexpensive and easy to obtain.

Please donate kindly from the suggested food pyramid categories and nonperishable suggestions below to help us provide a well-balanced, nutritious set of foods to those who do not have enough to eat.

Fruits and Vegetables Group

Canned or dry fruits and vegetables in an array of colors will help ensure consumption of many vitamins and minerals.

  • Canned vegetables
  • Vegetable juice
  • Canned tomatoes (juice and sauce)
  • Canned fruit and fruit cups (in its own juice)
  • Fruit juice
  • Dried fruit
  • Protein Group

    Lean meats and canned or dry beans provide the necessary fuel for muscles.


  • Canned tuna, salmon or chicken
  • Bean soups
  • Baked beans
  • Dried and canned beans and peas.
  • Chili Beef stew
  • Peanut butter Nuts
  • Grain Group

    Whole grains provide maximum nutrition value and long-lasting energy.

  • Oatmeal Whole grain crackers
  • Low sugar/high fiber cereals
  • All pasta types
  • Whole grain rice