The pantry appreciates your donation of canned goods all year round.
Check out our list of most needed items.
Food donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry during regular business hours.
|FOOD PRODUCTS||PREFERRED PACKAGING||STORAGE CONDITIONS||NON-ACCEPTABLE CONDITIONS|
|Prepared Foods||Packaged separately|
|Chilled, 40 of or less|
Frozen, 0 oF or less
|Mixing food types e.g. meats and side dishes|
|Sandwiches||Wrapped in clear plastic wrap or foil||Chilled, 40 oF or less||Stale/hard bread Encrusted filling|
|Fresh or day-old bread and/or bagels||Must use food safe bags & keep separate from other baked goods||Cool, dry area||Stale/hard|
|Muffins, Pastries cookies||Pack in own paper boxes avoid crumbling||Cool, dry area||Stale/hard bread|
|Perishable||Packaged separately Securely closed||Chilled, 40 oF or less||Opened, punctured, bulging or damaged packaging|
|Non-perishable (mislabeled- ok with proper notification)||Packaged separately Securely closed||Cool, dry area||Opened, punctured, bulging or damaged packaging|
|Dairy, Pastries Factory-prepared||Packaged separately Securely closed||Frozen, 0 oF or less||Defrosted, punctured, opened or damaged packaging; Severe freezer burn|
|Vegetables, Meat, Poultry, Fish||Packaged separately Securely closed||Frozen, 0 oF or less||Defrosted or damaged packaging; Severe freezer burn|
|Dairy||Individually wrapped Clear plastic wrap||Refrigerated at all times||Damaged packaging|
|Milk||Securely closed||Refrigerated at all times|
40 oF or less
|Meat, Poultry, Fish|
|Fresh||Original packaging Clear plastic wrap, or food safe bags.||Refrigerated at all times|
40 oF or less
Clear plastic wrap
or food safe bags
|Frozen at all times|
40 oF or less
|Whole||Bag, box, or carton||Cool, dry area||Significant decay|
|Chopped||Bag each vegetable separately||Chilled, 40 oF or less||Color change or decay|
|Perishable||Securely closed bag or carton||Chilled, 40 oF or less||Alcohol not accepted|
|Non-Perishable||Bag or carton||Cool, dry, unopened||Opened, punctured, bulging|
Local gardeners and farmers plant extra rows of fruits and vegetables to directly donate to those in need.
If you have surplus produce from your garden, consider donating them to your neighbors in need.
You Can Make a Difference
Fresh whole food is a building block to great nutrition and better health.
HELP TO ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE!
The Open Door partners with local grocers, farmers, markets, caterers, and fisheries to rescue food that would otherwise have gone to waste. The rescued items are distributed through the food pantry and Mobile Market.Through these partnerships, we rescue more than 225,000 pounds of prepared and perishable foods annually.If you would like to donate prepared or perishable food, please contact us with any questions.