Where to Donate Snack Foods

Its snack time! What’s your favorite snack? Did your tummy all of a sudden rumble? Did all sorts of light delights magically appear in your mind? Don’t lie! I know mine did!  Some people love the sour than sweet experience of a bag of Sour Patch while others go for a more fulfilling snack like cheese and crackers or apple slices with peanut butter. Sometimes you can overload on snacks and they begin to build up in your pantry. Ever wonder where to donate those snack foods? Don’t throw them away—donate them today! snacks-food

What are you waiting for?! If you’re in Chicago, it’s as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly which charities need your snacks. If you’re not in Chicago, here are three places that could really use them.

Elementary Schools

These kiddos need the substance from little snacks throughout the day to keep them going! Learning 2 + 2 or how to write your name in cursive can be exhausting to the mind. Seriously–it can be. Help keep these superstars focused by donating your extra snacks today.

See where these future leaders of tomorrow are by looking up your local school district online.

Fitness Centers

Have too many energy bars in your pantry? Too many oranges or bananas? Fitness centers are the perfect place to donate your extra healthy snacks. Whether it’s the gym or community recreation center, these healthy lovin people are sure to perk up with an extra boost from your donated snacks.

Look up fitness centers online for more information on the closest one to you!

Food Banks

Wow! Food banks provide all sorts of food to people that really need them. What is a snack to you could be a meal to someone that needs it. Food banks continue to feed many people around the community everyday. Help them out by giving your extra snacks!

See which food bank is near you.

Now I’m hungry! Finally, if you’re in the Chicago area, check out Zealous Good to find where to donate snacks. Click here to submit your donation and we’ll find a local charity that can use it.

Vince Nava is a 2013  marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.


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