It's the season of giving and SP.OR.T.S. is organizing a food drive to help our community. Please know that donations of any size are greatly appreciated.
Kindly note we can not distribute the following:
Foods canned/pickled/preserved at home.
Foods in sharply dented, swollen, bulging, leaking or rusted cans.
Bulk foods that have been repackaged.
Foods in containers without labels.
Foods in opened or torn containers exposing the food to potential contamination.
Foods with an “off” odor or foods that show any other signs of spoilage (browning, slimy layer, unusual color).
“Distressed” foods = foods that have been exposed to fire, flooding, excessive heat, smoke, radiation, other environmental contamination.
Foods that have been recalled for potential health risks.
Before you donate food that is past it’s best by or best if used by or sell-by date take some time to learn about package dates first here. As you’ll learn, most food is perfectly good to eat weeks, months, and even years past those dates! Knowing this, Manna does share food past date. Here’s a guide to how long past date we’ll distribute commonly donated items:
Baking Mixes – 8 months Dry Beans and Nuts – 1 year
Cereal and Crackers – 1 to 2 years Uncooked Rice/Pasta – 1 to 2 years
Canned High-Acid Foods (peaches, tomatoes, juice, etc.) – 12 to 18 months
Canned Low-Acid Foods (meat and vegetables) – 2 to 3 years
Food in Glass/Plastic Jars – 2 to 3 years