Donate Food

Your generosity helps us feed the hungry in northern Indiana. Non-perishable food donations are always needed to help restock the Food Bank’s shelves. One can really does make a difference to those who struggle with hunger insecurity. When looking to make a food donation, think healthy, too.

We are always in need of the following items:

  • Canned Chicken and Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Low Sodium Canned Vegetables including Whole Kernel Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Diced Tomatoes
  • Low Sugar/Light Syrup Canned Fruit including Apple Sauce, Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Pears
  • Canned Soups, Stews, Ravioli, Chili and Chowders 
  • Boxed Meals – Macaroni and Cheese, Lasagna, Cheeseburger and Tuna Helpers
  • Shelf Stable Low Fat and Powdered Milk
  • Canned Beans – Red, Kidney, Black, Northern
  • Boxed Breakfast Cereals
  • Healthy Snacks including Microwavable Popcorn, Granola Bars, Peanuts, Pretzels, Low Fat Pudding Packs
  • Starches including Rice, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Egg Noodles
  • Baking Products including Cooking Oil, Sugar, Flour, Salt
  • Condiments including Ketchup, Mustard, Vinegar

Please note – the Food Bank cannot accept or redistribute the following:

  • Homemade canned goods
  • Items without labeling/ingredients listed on the packaging
  • Tobacco and alcohol
  • Baby food and formula that is not in its original packaging.  Must be unopened.  Baby food and formula past its expiration date will cannot be distributed and will immediate be disposed.

Donations are accepted at the Food Bank during normal business hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 702 Chapin Street in downtown South Bend. Large quantity food donations can be scheduled for pick-up by calling the Food Bank’s Warehoue Manager at (574) 232-9986 ext. 131.

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