Some Guidelines When Donating Food to Organizations
Food is important for our lives and many people get anxious at the thought of not being able to feed their families their nest meal. Although food pantries give free food to these families, people who get there late are not able to eat at all since there is not enough to feed everybody.
If you have extra food in your homes or if you have the money to buy food, you can donate food to a food pantry or organization to help meet their needs. Do not donate perishable goods but the non-perishable ones like canned vegetables, cannot meats, or dry goods.
Another type of food that you should not donate are food that require a lot of ingredients like hamburger helpers since the recipients of the donation might not have other ingredients, and besides hamburger meat is a perishable item. Many families will then not be able to get it and they cannot afford to buy it.
If you are going to donate food to a food pantry, make sure that you know the items that you should not donate to them. Foods that are not good or are not healthy for people to eat and foods that these poor people are able to eat all the time like Ramen.
Since Ramen has a lot of sodium and has no nutritional value, then it is not good for people to eat this type of food. Ramen is cheap and is something that poor families can easily buy.
If you aare going to donate perishable items do not put them together with the dry good and canned foods. Bring it directly to the people in charge of the food pantry so they will know what to do with it.
Do not donate perishable items in bulk like huge amounts of frozen vegetables or large amounts of hamburger meat.
If your can is dented, if your can has no a label on it, or anything made of glass should not be donated to a food pantry. Check the label of the food you are donating. It they are spicy foods you should not donate them. If you would not eat something, do not donate it so someone else has to eat it.
Keep these things in mind if you are donating food to a food pantry. One thing to know what foods to donate is to think of what foods you want to eat if you were also on the receiving end of the food pantry. So if you already know what you would expect to eat from a food pantry, go shopping and buy these important things. Food donations are accepted by many food organizations online. If you want to help someone, you will always find a way of helping them.