Most Needed Foods List

In the United States, processed food products with added sugar and salt are often more affordable than nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. For this reason those of us with limited material resources find it easier to fill up on calorie-dense food that does not contain the varied nutrients our bodies need.
The Most Needed Foods List suggestions listed here will help guide you in providing the most healthful donation for our neighbors who need it most.
Manna Most Needed Foods List

Foods Unsuitable for Donation

At Manna, we care greatly about the health of our community and respectfully ask that you do NOT donate soda, cakes, cookies, or candy, as we will not provide these goods to our participants.

Kindly note that we CANNOT distribute the following:

Important Information on Shelf Life 

EXPIRED? Food Waste in America from Racing Horse Productions on Vimeo.

As you’ll learn, most food is perfectly good to eat weeks, months, and even years past the date on package.  Knowing this, Manna does share food past date.  Here’s a guide to how long past date we’ll distribute commonly donated items:

For information about additional foods you can consult the following resources: