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    • kiwi_fruit
    • By kiwi_fruit 7th Jan 20, 6:15 PM
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    Unopened tins/jars of food that's past BB date.. can I donate these anywhere?
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    • 7th Jan 20, 6:15 PM
    Unopened tins/jars of food that's past BB date.. can I donate these anywhere? 7th Jan 20 at 6:15 PM
    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_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 7th Jan 20, 9:30 PM
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    • 7th Jan 20, 9:30 PM
    Probably not formally donate, but there are food sharing apps. I think olio is one?
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    • Notcloseminded
    • By Notcloseminded 8th Jan 20, 2:27 PM
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    • 8th Jan 20, 2:27 PM
    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.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Jan 20, 3:15 PM
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    • 8th Jan 20, 3:15 PM
    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_fruit
    • By kiwi_fruit 9th Jan 20, 1:22 AM
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    • 9th Jan 20, 1:22 AM
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    • 9th Jan 20, 1:22 AM
    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!
    • cattie
    • By cattie 9th Jan 20, 10:52 AM
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    • 9th Jan 20, 10:52 AM
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    • 9th Jan 20, 10:52 AM
    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_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 9th Jan 20, 1:53 PM
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    • 9th Jan 20, 1:53 PM
    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!
    Originally posted by kiwi_fruit
    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!
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 15th Jan 20, 9:01 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 9:01 PM
    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
    Originally posted by cattie
    I was going to suggest this too, I've given a few bits away before on there past BB dates.
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