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I have just done a big tidy out and had a whole load of tins in the cupboard which are out of date. I have heard that you can give them to a food bank or the homeless, I have tried to search this on the internet but had no luck where to take it too. Does anyone know where I can take these items to?


Posted anonymously, 13th July 2015


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  • As they’re out of date, the charities might not want them either. I know the Salvos accept food donations


  • I agree with Mission Australia. There might be a soup kitchen in your local area too.


  • I would ring up Mission Australia as they look after the homeless needs


  • I would check charity sites for the rules for donating and check out some websites!


  • out of date= bin sadly


  • I see alot of pantry clean outs on my local buy swap and sell site on facebook. They ask to see a concession card so they know they are in need


  • Could deliver them to a Salvos or some charity or even a woman’s shelter ,sure they be grateful


  • I would not donate out of date food. if I wouldn’t eat it, then I would throw it out


  • Personally if these items are out of date and your family will not eat them, I feel you should not hope any one else would want to eat them. Out of date and past it’s use by is dangerous.


  • I am part of a group in Adelaide called Pay it forward, we share and help out families who are struggling.


  • Are the canes labelled “best before” or…….” use by”? Best Before is a guide only.
    It depends how far over the date they are. Contact the Salvos, Vinnies, Anglicare and other places which distribute food. Be prepared to dispose of unacceptable food yourself. If the tims are showing any change of colour on joins or signs of expansion they are definitely not safe for use. If they are “ballooning” keep them in a cool place until the day the bin goes or you may have an awful mess to clean up.


  • advertise on facebook local pages?


  • Although out of date foods are quite edible, I doubt very much that a charity or a food bank would take them.


  • Good on you for having a big tidy, always a good feeling!


  • If they are out of date they are no good and will need to be thrown unfortunately


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