The next time you're at the [grocery store], buy an extra of each non-perishable food item on your [list]. Ask your cashier to bag those items separately. Then, on your way home, swing by a [soup kitchen] or [food pantry] that needs the items. (In [Nashville], we recommend [St. Luke's Community House].) This way, you won't be tempted to give away your near-expirables (or already expireds) at the next canned food drive. Buying two boxes of mac and cheese or springing for an extra can of pasta sauce allows the hungriest in your community to get a decent meal.