Food Exp Date Guildelines

Shelf Stable Foods

Before opening, shelf-stable foods should be safe unless the can or packaging has been damaged. After opening, store products in tightly closed containers. The storage of many shelf-stable items at room temperature is a quality issue -- unless the product is contaminated (bugs in flour, for example). Some foods must be refrigerated after opening, such as tuna or chili.  When donating foods to the pantry in our outside donation box, we do ask that food be in date or close to...and please no perishables!

Click on the link below to download for a comprehensive list of food expiration information.

Expiration Date Information