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Food Drive Benefitting Manna Food Center

Collecting healthy, non-perishable and NOT EXPIRED foods in the Main Lobby from November 1st to 15th, 2019!


Questions? Contact Alex at ext. 119 or



FAQ/ Important Information:


Foods Unsuitable for Donation:
Kindly note that we CANNOT distribute the following:
  • Alcohol
  • Foods canned/pickled/preserved at home.
  • Foods in sharply dented, swollen, bulging, leaking or rusted cans.
  • Bulk foods that have been repackaged.
  • Foods in containers without labels.
  • Foods in opened or torn containers exposing the food to potential contamination.
  • Foods with an “off” odor or foods that show any other signs of spoilage (browning, discolored, slimy layer).
  • “Distressed” foods = foods that have been exposed to fire, flooding, excessive heat, smoke, radiation, other environmental contamination.
  • Foods that have been recalled for potential health risks.
Information on Food Dating:
Before you donate food that is past it’s best by or best if used by or sell by date take some time to learn about package dates first. As you’ll learn, most food is perfectly good to eat weeks, months, and even years past those dates! Knowing this, Manna does share food past date. Here’s a guide to how long past date we’ll distribute commonly donated items:
  • Baking Mixes – 8 months
  • Dry Beans and Nuts – 1 year
  • Cereal and Crackers – 1 to 2 years
  • Uncooked Rice/Pasta – 1 to 2 years
  • Canned High-Acid Foods (peaches, tomatoes, juice, etc.) – 12 to 18 months
  • Canned Low-Acid Foods (meat and vegetables) – 2 to 3 years
  • Food in Glass/Plastic Jars – 2 to 3 years