MOST NEEDED ITEMS

Second Harvest Foodbank won’t discourage you from purchasing groceries at retail prices for a food drive or cleaning out your pantry and donating food that might otherwise go to waste. But we’d like to emphasize that your contribution will go much further toward ending hunger if you raise funds because every $1 donated can provide 3 meals.

For every 1.2 pounds of food donated, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin can provide one meal.

Here is a list of the non-perishable food and non-food grocery items most needed by our agency partners to assist families and individuals facing hunger. Download a printable list in:

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FOOD:   NON-FOOD:

Beans (dried/canned black, kidney, navy, pinto)

Cereal (hot & cold)

Cooking oil (canola & vegetable)

Cornmeal

Flour (whole wheat & white)

Fruit (canned, 100% juice or light syrup) and applesauce

Juice (100% fruit)

Milk (shelf-stable & powdered, skim or 1%)

Peanut butter & Jelly

Pasta (dry, whole wheat & white)

Pasta sauce

Rice (brown & white)

Spices (dry)

Tortillas (shelf-stable, whole grain)

Tuna (canned)

Vegetables (canned)

 

Financial Donations

Baby wipes

Bar soap

Deodorant

Diapers (disposable)

Facial tissue

Laundry detergent

Liquid dish soap

Paper towels

Plastic food storage bags

Razors (disposable)

Sanitary napkins and tampons

Shampoo

Shaving cream

Toilet paper

Tooth brushes and paste

 

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

NO GLASS

Open or used items

Homemade and non-commercially canned or packaged items

Gift cards

Perishable items

Alcoholic beverages or mixes

Rusty, badly dented or unlabeled canned or packaged items