Donated items should be shelf-stable, unopened (except for spices, which can be opened but must be in the original container), and vegan. Vegan means no animal products, meat, fish, meat broth or stock, lard, dairy, gelatin, or eggs (honey is ok).
Items can be dropped off at:
(Food not Bombs is located on the side of RVA Createspace through the gate)
If you would like to organize a can drive, contact email@example.com, to work out details.
Items to Donate
– Tin foil
– Vegetable oil and olive oil
– Cleaning products, especially dish soap, brushes, and packs of sponges.
– Large reusable tupperware
– Plastic bags
– Rinsed out plastic containers of various kinds (yogurt, take-out, etc)
– Plastic utensils
Things which we need much less of, but find useful:
– Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
– Canned beans of all types, but especially kidney beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas). We have much more use for these beans than for greenbeans. Please do not donate green beans.
– Canned corn (not creamed corn), peas, and carrots
– Pasta sauce in jars or cans
– Spices, especially garlic powder, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder.
– Soy sauce
– Sugar, white and brown
– Baking soda and powder
– Dry oatmeal
– Drink mixes like: lemonade mix, iced tea mix, tea, hot cocoa (without milk products), kool-aid.
– Salad dressings
– Dried fruits
– Molasses or maple syrup
– Flavoring extracts like vanilla, almond, and lemon
– Shelf stable jars of apple sauce
– Vegetable shortening
Specialty items which we usually cook without, but can use:
– Nutritional yeast
– Egg replacer powder