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Can you donate alcohol to a food bank?

Asked by raum (5104points) 3 weeks ago from iPhone

I have some bottles of beer that I’m not planning on drinking. Hoping to donate it so that it doesn’t go to waste. But feels wrong to just drop off in the bin at the local grocery store.

Going to the grocery store to look at the bin to see which organization is responsible for it and then calling them to ask feels like way too much effort for a couple of beers.

Hoping a jelly would know!

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Sure you can. They’ll just throw it out, though, or the employees at the food bank will take it home.

elbanditoroso's avatar

The answer should be: We need an Alcohol Bank as a parallel charity to a Food Bank. So if I have too much rotgut whiskey, I would drop it off, and someone else can pick it up.

rebbel's avatar

I would think that it is okay to donate alcoholic drinks, because the people that need the food banks are just like you and I.
Some like alcohol, some don’t.

Dutchess_III's avatar

They don’t have a liquor license though.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Put it out on Facebook. Someone will take it off your hands.

raum's avatar

Yeah, except I don’t want a bunch of alcoholics showing up on my doorstep. LOL

Dutchess_III's avatar

People get around that by meeting at a neutral place like a convenience store or something.

raum's avatar

Meeting a stranger in a parking lot to give them booze also feels somewhat illegal. Do I card them? Haha

kneesox's avatar

Leave it on your curb tonight. It’ll be gone by morning.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes, we met some guy in the Walmart parking lot to give him some DVDs I had sold him. It did feel rather like a drug deal!

SEKA's avatar

We’ve been instructed to meet any potential buyers at our local police station so iit will deter robberies.

flo's avatar

Bad for the liver.

SEKA's avatar

I don’t think that the food banks are allowed to accept alcoholic beverages. If you donate them, I think they toss them out with the trash.

flo's avatar

Food banks are probably interested in reducing poverty, sickness (cancer), because of alcohol and other things.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Well since food pantries don’t hold liquor licenses I think you’d be hard-pressed to find any willing to accept it.

ucme's avatar

Of course, that’s the spirit.

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