How to Hold a Food Drive

Start Here: Most Needed Food Items
Next Step: Call Access at 774-2175 to find out where the food is most needed.

General Food Items

  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chili, Navy, and Pinto Beans
  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Powdered Milk
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Spaghetti Sauce (not in glass jars)
  • Boxed Dinners (mac & cheese, hamburger & tuna helper)
  • Canned Meat (stew, tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Personal Care Products (dish, laundry, bar soap)

Healthy Eating Food Items

  • Nonfat cooking sprays and low fat items
  • Whole grains (bread, oatmeal, etc.)
  • Fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables (low sodium or no sodium)
  • Fresh, frozen, or canned fruits (low or no sugar)
  • Eggs and high protein foods
  • Skim milk and sugar free drinks

While the pantries try to obtain as much of the needed food supplies as possible from Feeding America, the items listed above are often not available through this source. Each of the food items are wanted and needed by families.

The non-food items cannot be purchased with food stamps, making them costly essential items for families to purchase on their own.