Donate Food

Personal and Corporate Donations

When the community donates food to the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry it makes a direct impact. Whether it’s a can of vegetables from your pantry or a truckload of cereal from a processing facility, your donation is distributed straight to the tables of hungry families in Southern Winnebago County.

Most of the food we distribute (corporate donations) comes from the food industry - from growers, packers, retailers, manufacturers and more.

Click here to view/print FOOD DRIVE form!
  • Personal Donation Guidelines (click here)
  • Corporate Donation Benefits (click here)
  • Q. What items does OACP need?
    • Vegetables & Fruit – Fresh or Canned
    • Cereals
    • Tuna
    • Mac ‘N Cheese
    • Pork ‘N Beans
    • Canned Soups
    • Pasta
    • Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce
    • Toilet Paper
    • Shampoo
    • Soap
    • Diapers
    • Feminine Hygiene Products
    • Deodorant
    • Razors
    • Shaving Creme
    • Laundry Detergent
  • Q. What items can't OACP use?
    • Rusty or unlabeled cans
    • Perishable items (applies only to food drive donations)
    • Homemade items
    • Noncommercial canned or packaged items
    • Alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
    • Opened or used items
  • Q. What are the benefits of corporate donations?
    • Reduced storage costs. We pick up donations quickly to free your space for your regular inventory.
    • We work directly with major outside storage facilities throughout the state and can quickly transfer donations to our accounts, reducing your storage costs.
    • Reduced dumping fees. DEQ estimates average dumping costs at $150 per ton.
    • Donating food reduces your disposal costs while providing valuable resources to families in need.
    • Reduced waste. Most recent statistics show that more than 477,000 tons of food goes into Oregon landfills each year. Of that total, Metro estimates that nearly half is edible food or food ingredients.
    • Our food industry donors consistently tell us that employee morale goes up when waste goes down.
    • Tax receipts are available upon request for any donation.
  • Q. What protection comes with corporate donations?
    • Good Samaritan Law. Under the 1996 Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act, a federal statute, anyone who donates food in good faith to a food bank or gleaning organization is protected from all liability associated with that product.
    Furthermore, OACP and our partner agencies follow strict food handling and safety procedures to ensure that the people we serve receive the highest-quality food possible.
    • Labeling. We can relabel and repack any donation to correct ingredient errors and protect brand integrity based on your specifications.
    • Food Safety. OACP trains and monitors all member agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safe food handling practices and policies.

How You Can Help

We rely on volunteers to inspect, sort, shelve and distribute donated food. Become a partner in the fight against hunger. The volunteer spirit is alive and well in our community.
Oshkosh Area Community Pantry

We Can...

Pick up, store and distribute the following types of products: • Fresh Products • Dehydrated • Discontinued • Out of Specification • Frozen • Dry • Surplus • Bulk • Canned • Damaged Packaging • Mislabeled • Code-Dated

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