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Donations: Your Questions Answered

We are so fortunate to be in a community that is supportive of our Pantry. Every week we are asked about helping with donations: where to donate, what can be donated that is useful, do donations have to be in cash.

We’ve put together a list to help answer these questions. Please know that we are grateful for any support you can give, but if you can look this list over and work within our guidelines, it makes our lives much easier.

Lodi Food 4 All Food Pantry

List of preferred donation items

  1. Cash donations are the easiest for us to handle, as it gives us the most flexibility.

  2. It is helpful to have 2 or more cases of the same item (case lots) or 30-40 individual items.

  3. These items are the most frequently needed:

  • Milk, 1 % preferred, 1/2 gal size preferred

  • Pasta and pasta sauce so the parts of the meal are together

  • Fresh fruit that is not close to expiration/spoilage (2 bushels lots) oranges, apples, bananas

  • Canned fruit

  • Fresh vegetables, particularly greens, onions, carrots

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned chicken, tuna or salmon

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly or jam

  • Yogurt any size in case lots

  • Cereal - case lots

  • Fruit juice 100% juice

Note*****. Before purchasing items that need cooler or freezer space, please make sure to communicate with pantry director Karel Titus 607-582-6203 to make sure someone at the pantry is available to receive the items.

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