February is also known as Canned Food Month. Every year, February is designated as National Canned Food Month in the United States. The month is dedicated to collecting and donating canned goods to those in need, saving money, and even learning new recipes with your favorite canned foods.
How do you plan to celebrate National Canned Food Month this February? We hope a few of these tips are helpful this month!
Donate to a Local Food Bank
Food Banks are non-profit organizations that collect and distribute canned goods and various other non-perishable food items to those in need across the United States every day. Take time this month to clean out your pantries and donate some of the canned goods or non-perishables that you may not use! Foods like cereals, soups or stews, pasta, rice, canned meat or fish, beans, vegetables, fruits, and even condiments and spices are great items to donate to your local food bank this month.
Try Out New Recipes
Canned foods have various benefits that are often overlooked in the kitchen. While fresh fruits and vegetables typically perish quickly, canned fruits and vegetables have a longer shelf life. Use some of your canned fruits and vegetables, along with other canned food items, to try out a few new recipes this month with your friends and family. Check out some of these canned food recipes to try out with your friends and family here.
Stocking up and keeping canned goods on hand in your home can be a great way to save money. Not only are they inexpensive, but they have a long shelf life. Pay attention to sales and discounts at your local grocery store, and stock up when prices have dropped!