Suggested Food Donations

Cash contributions will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to: Food Gatherers

ITEMS FOOD BANKS NEED MOST

Most valuable food items:
  • Baby food and formula
  • Beans, canned: kidney, navy, pinto, pork & beans, refried
  • Fish, canned: salmon, tuna
  • Fruit juice, 100 percent (canned or boxed)
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Instant pudding or gelatin
  • Meals, boxed: complete dinners, helper & pasta meals
  • Meats, canned: beef stew, chili, hash
  • Oil, vegetable (bottled)
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Potatoes, instant
  • Soup, canned and boxed
  • Snack items: fruit snacks, granola bars
  • Staples: flour, spices, sugar, syrup
  • Tomato products: canned tomatoes, sauce, paste
Personal care items:
  • Combs
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine hygiene projects
  • Shampoos and soaps
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
Michigan Harvest Gathering

We CANNOT accept home-canned or home-made goods, opened or damaged items, fresh or perishable items, or expired items. Only commercially processed foods that are in perfect condition and currently dated can be accepted due to food safety standards.