What to Donate

Thank you for donating food to Oregon Food Bank.

Before you make a donation of food items, please review these lists to best support 1 in 5 people experiencing hunger in our communities.

Best rule of thumb? Think about what you like to put on your table.

Most Wanted Foods:

Shelf-stable milk

Foods high in protein: canned meats like tuna, chicken, or salmon, canned or dried beans

Foods high in nutrients: canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)

Whole-grain foods: brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta

Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)

100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)

Unsaturated cooking oils

Other nutritious foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

Oregon Food Bank can’t accept:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans

  • Perishable items (unless you’re a food industry donor)

  • Homemade items

  • Non-commercial canned or packaged items

  • Alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda

  • Open or used items

NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag “GLASS” on all sides.