Suggested Food Donations

Suggested Donation Items

Second Harvest accepts all nonperishable items (foods that do not need to be frozen or refrigerated). Due to the volume of donations, we prefer non-glass containers for safety reasons. When collecting food for your drive, please also consider nutritional food items that are low in sodium/salt and sugar. Whole grain and whole-wheat items are also very much needed for any type of bread, cracker, rice and pasta!

GRAINS
Breakfast cereal
Oatmeal
Pasta
Rice
Crackers
Flour
Grits
Healthy snacks

MILK
Shelf-stable milk
Evaporated milk
Dry milk

COOKING OIL
Olive oil
Canola oil
Coconut oil
Vegetable oil

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Canned vegetables
Canned fruits
Shelf-stable vegetable or fruit juice
Diced tomatoes
Tomato sauce
Spaghetti sauce
Dried fruits
Fruit cups

PROTEINS
Canned meat (tuna and chicken)
Dried beans, lentils or peas
Canned beans
Canned chili
Peanut butter
Nuts
Trail mix
Canned soups/stews

We also accept:

Paper products
Diapers
Toiletries
Bottled water
Cleaning products
Disaster supplies (MRE’s, emergency kits, etc.)
Coffee

Where can I drop off my food donation?

We accept donations from 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at two locations: 700 Edwards Avenue in the Elmwood Warehouse District, or at our Lafayette location, 215 E. Pinhook.

How can I start a food drive?

Click HERE to register your food and fund drive, and for a tool kit to help you gather the most donations possible!

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