Hunger Task Force

Ending Hunger is Our Mission

MyPlate – Preferred Food Items


Click on a section of the MyPlate graphic to learn about the foods we prefer donated in each category.


Fruits are a healtFruitshy source of natural sugars that the body converts into energy for playing, learning and growing. Fruit is delicious and sweet – a perfect snack or side at lunch.

Please donate fruits canned in 100% juice or 100% fruit juice

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • 100% Fruit Juice



Please donate lVeggiesow sodium, canned vegetables

  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti Sauce


Please donate lean sources of animal- and plant-based proteinsProtein

  • Chicken, canned
  • Tuna, canned, packed in water
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans, dried or canned, low sodium


Please donate whole grain foodswhole grains

  • Brown Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal (no-added sugar)
  • Pasta (multigrain)



Please donate boxed low fat milk or milk alternativesDairy

  • Skim Milk
  • 1% Fat Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Soy MilkDairy


Please donate healthy foods for on-the-go

  • Granola
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Graham Crackers


Please donate healthy & salt-free flavors

  • Salsa
  • Oil
  • Mustard
  • Salt-free Seasonings

Got Fresh?

Absolutely! Drop off your fresh fruits, veggies, meat and dairy at Dock 1 at Hunger Task Force, 201 S. Hawley Ct., 8:30 – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Or, make a monetary donation at and we’ll purchase fresh items for you!

To complete the Hunger Task Force MyPlate model, we encourage the donations of the following as our Preferred Food Items List.