10 Things Food Banks Want, But Won’t Ask For
A week from today, October 30th, marks the return of our annual Food-a-Bago food drive and we invite you to help us bulk up the CHOW warehouse with non-perishable foods so that together, we can make sure that not a single person Broome County has to worry about finding a way to provide a meal to their family during the upcoming winter season.
Did you know that some things are in higher demand at food banks than others? Because they aren’t essentials, these things aren’t typically ones that staff asks the public for, but a survey on Reddit asked volunteers what things people who visit their food bank would most appreciate receiving and these were the top 10 answers.
Think about it- people who rely on help from a food bank eat a lot of canned food, rice, oatmeal, white bread and such. But just like you and me, they love spices. Looking for an idea of what kind of spice you could donate? Salt and pepper, of course, would be great. But other popular spices are seasoned salt, chili powder, oregano, basil, and garlic salt.
Canned Meat and Jerky
Crackers last for months and virtually everyone likes to eat them.