One way to help combat hunger is to donate needed shelf-stable foods to your local food bank. While it’s nice to clear your cupboards, it’s even nicer to buy items they really need to help serve the community. The top items include peanut butter (long shelf life, high in protein), low-sugar cereal (high in fiber, long shelf life), canned fruit (kid-friendly and nutritious), pasta (long shelf life, full of fiber and versatile) and most important, canned meat. If you buy one thing in bulk, consider canned tuna or chicken, since both are high in protein, do not need to be refrigerated and can easily be distributed to those in need.
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