We donate directly to poor families at the school my kids go to.... right to the doorstep.
Not what our local food bank is saying.But not just canned goods. ANything non perishable is good. SO me farm produce is accepted as well. Pet food too. Next weekend all the fire departments in the area are doing our annual food drive.
In 1998, I had the need to visit food banks. (I was 50 years old)
One day I lucked out and was given some chocolate candy. It tasted so great. I never forgot it.
There was always lots of cans of chick peas and lima beans, but not much else in any quantity.
I could of used a few pots and pans and maybe some eating utensils.
Thank God for food banks, or I would of chosen jail instead.