This time of year, when you attend a community event, concert, sporting event and school activities, you’re often asked to bring a long a canned good or other non-perishable item to donate to a local food pantry. It’s easy to grab a can of soup or box of pasta out of the pantry, but my local food bank has a list of items that are specifically needed during the holiday.


If you’re taking an item to donate to a food bank at this time of year, here’s a list that food banks need around Christmas.


  • Stuffing mix
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned yams
  • Gravy
  • Pie crust mix
  • Canned pie filling

Of course, all donations are welcome at food banks this time of year, or any time of year.


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