According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 41 million Americans face hunger, and that number includes 13 million children. When donating to your local food bank or pantry, it's key to donate what's needed most, rather than using it as a means to clean out your own pantry. Purchase muffin mixes that only require water over those that call for things like eggs and oil; the extra ingredients can make it difficult for people to actually use the mix. Canned soups and meats are rich in protein and can be used to make meals. And shelf-stable milk and juice boxes are coveted, since they last longer and can also be given to families with young children.
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