Unopened tins/jars of food that's past BB date.. can I donate these anywhere?

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Following a kitchen clearance for somebody I have tins/jars of food that's past best before date(some well past- 2015 is the oldest). Obviously all unopened. I've taken what I'd eat but the rest I don't have a use for. Is there anywhere I could donate these? Would hate to throw away. Things like ginger preserve, rice pudding, prunes, pouches of stir fry sauces..

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  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Probably not formally donate, but there are food sharing apps. I think olio is one?
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  • NotclosemindedNotcloseminded Forumite
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    The fact you did this kitchen clearance to start with is a wonderful help and saving stuff when we can is great but unfortunately we have to create waste sometimes so just throw them away.
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    Not sure about five year old pouches of stir fry sauces. I don't think they're as sterile as canned stuff.

    Ginger preserves I'll take the risk :-)
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  • kiwi_fruitkiwi_fruit Forumite
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Will look into Olio, have never heard of it before. I guess I can't donate them for foodbank then? I'm sure the stuff's perfectly fine, I don't think tinned/jarred produce ever becomes bad really if it's not damaged, does it? Had a jar of brined olives myself with bb 2017, didn't taste any different to "fresher" variety!
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    You could also try offloading on a site such as freegle or nextdoor. I'm sure there'd be people on a low income who don't worry too much about dates & would be thankful for the food
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  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    kiwi_fruit wrote: »
    Thanks for the replies guys. Will look into Olio, have never heard of it before. I guess I can't donate them for foodbank then? I'm sure the stuff's perfectly fine, I don't think tinned/jarred produce ever becomes bad really if it's not damaged, does it? Had a jar of brined olives myself with bb 2017, didn't taste any different to "fresher" variety!

    You can ask the foodbank but generally they have to stick to in date. I completely agree with you about tins. They never die IMO!
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    cattie wrote: »
    You could also try offloading on a site such as freegle or nextdoor. I'm sure there'd be people on a low income who don't worry too much about dates & would be thankful for the food

    I was going to suggest this too, I've given a few bits away before on there past BB dates.
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