Food Donations

At MatSu Food Bank we are often asked what food donations we need for the pantries.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Fresh products such as Vegetables, Milk, Butter, Bread.
  • Canned Meats such as Chicken, Tuna, Beef, Hash, Spam, Salmon
  • Pasta, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Fruit such as Peaches, Pears, Mixed Fruit, Apple Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables such as Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Mixed Vegetables
  • Cereals such as Boxed Cereal, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat.
  • Soups, Stews or Instant Noodles such as Top Ramen
  • Dry Goods such as Rice, Beans, Flour, Sugar, Powdered Milk
  • Peanut Butter, Jelly
  • Frozen items such as Meats, Juice, Vegetables, Fruit
  • Any foods you would eat and someone else would eat also

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Homemade items
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Open or used items
  • Medicine (prescription or over-the-counter) or vitamins

We appreciate your donations of any amount or quantity.  We are always available to accept donations during pantry hours Mon-Fri from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  You can also usually find someone available to accept your donation beginning around 8:30 AM up until 3:00 PM.  Outside of those times we encourage you to leave non-perishable donations in the green barrel located near the front door of the pantry.