So, in cleaning out the pantry, what to do with mostly full but opened packages of veggie oils, wheat, cereal, granola bars, and other foods that I no longer want to store. I know foodbank for all non-opened packages, and friends and neighbors don't want. What suggestions do you all have?
Freecycle or Craigslist free section. While I understand the "Why give other people poison?" reasoning, there are people out there who may truly benefit from having the calories now, even if they're from a less than ideal source. If you feel guilty about it, be up front in your posting about why you're giving them away and let them make the decision for themselves.
I think most of us would accept grain or sugar for food if we were starving and it wasn't going to cause more harm than good in the immediate sense, right?
(Though I personally wouldn't try super-hard to find a home for already-opened, non-individually-wrapped stuff.)
When I did it six months ago it was easy. Anything open went into the trash, anything still factory sealed went to the food bank.
Ha! I just realized I havent bought anything with a factory seal other than supplements in the last six months! Awesome!
If I couldn't give it to a food bank I just chucked it...it's one of those things I had to be ruthless about because having it in the house, "waiting" to go to someone who would want it would be too tempting and I just wanted to GET IT OUT!. Best of luck to you! Cleaning out the pantry of the junk is the best decision (well, one of them) I ever made!
Hm, my aunt has been giving her homemade egg noodles for a while and they're just sitting in my freezer for months already and recently she gave more.. :( dunno what to do!!! I can't just throw them away cause I know how hard it is to make noodles from scratch (manually too!)