Is your pantry overflowing? Come on I know you have lots of cereal! I would like to encourage you to take all of the things that you do not need or cannot possible use to a local food pantry. In the Charlotte area, I would like to suggest "With Love from Jesus" or "Loaves and Fishes."
You can read more about With love from Jesus here. They are currently in need of the following: instant potatoes, mac and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, oil, cereal, hamburger helper, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, cheese, canned meat (Vienna sausage, spam, treet, salmon, tuna), crackers, flour, sugar just to name the MOST need! Of course they will take any non perishable items.
Loaves and fishes can use nonperishable foods and personal care items. Here is current a list of priority needs. As for the cleaning supplies I am taking mine to the preschool where I work. We always need something to clean the tables with!
See you at the sales!