Donate Food

If you are a community member with nonperishable food to donate or an abundance of garden crops to share, we can help get it into the hands of our food-insecure neighbors.

Generous supporters who donate food are helping to feed families in need. We are so grateful for your generosity! Food donations can be dropped off Monday – Thursday at our Grants Pass warehouse, or at one of our barrel locations around town.

Donation hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
3658 Upper River Road
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Most Needed Items

  • Canned meats such as tuna, chicken, and salmon
  • Peanut/Almond Butter
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Cereals and flours (whole grain, low sugar preferred)
  • Rice/grains/beans/lentils (canned or dried)
  • Mac and Cheese (whole grain preferred)
  • Soups, stews, or chilis (sodium 480 mg or less preferred)
  • Pasta and canned tomatoes or sauce (no salt added preferred)
  • Canned vegetables and fruits

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Tips on Food to Shop For

  • Choose pop-top lids when available
  • Look for no or low sodium items
  • Look for no or low added sugars
  • Consider gluten free and allergy sensitive items
  • Focus on foods for meals rather than snacks and desserts
  • Check that food is within expiration date
  • Consider donating items not covered by SNAP: cleaning supplies, paper towels, general household supplies, feminine hygiene products, sunscreen

Accepted Products

We accept all types of shelf stable foods as well as fresh produce. We also accept non-food items such as paper products, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty aids. We gladly accept product that is safe for consumption, including the following:

  • Close expiration dates
  • Mislabeled products
  • Surplus production
  • Discontinued products
  • Garden-grown fruits and vegetables
  • Cosmetically damaged items (with packaging intact)
  • Imperfect packaging
  • Production flaws

Foods We DO NOT Accept

Due to potential food safety issues, we are unable to accept refrigerated or frozen products from individual donors. If you are a retailer, please get in contact with us to arrange a donation of refrigerated or frozen products (

  • Prepared foods
  • Opened or damaged packaging
  • Items without nutrition labels
  • OTC medications
  • Homemade goods
  • Items in glass containers
  • Refrigerated or frozen products