Donate cooking supplies and food to Local Food Council

(Posted Dec. 18, 2023)

National Nutrition Month is celebrated every year in March. For 2024, the Madison County Local Food Council will celebrate by holding a donation campaign. Donations will be distributed to food pantries in Madison County and to Madison County Public Health’s WIC program. Donations will help individuals and families who do not have access to healthy food options, providing them with food and the resources to prepare it.

Donations are being accepted now through the end of March 2024. Donations will be distributed starting in April 2024. Donated cooking supplies can be used or new. The Food Council asks that used items be properly cleaned and gently used.

Donation collection sites and times

  • Madison County Public Health, 306 Lafayette St., Suite B, London–Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
  • Madison County OSU Extension, 217 Elm St., London–Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.;
  • Department of Job and Family Services, 200 Midway St., London–Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;
  • Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St.–Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
  • Madison Health, 210 N. Main St.–donation collection boxes located in the hospital’s G.C. Diner;
  • Jonathan Alder High School–collection site only for students during school hours;
  • Madison-Plains Intermediate School–collection site only for students during school hours; and
  • Madison-Plains Elementary–collection site only for students during school hours.

Food/cooking supplies donation list

Cooking Supplies

Can openers

Colanders/pasta strainers

Knife sets for food preparation

Cutting boards

Kitchen scissors

Vegetable peelers



Crock pots


Frying pans/skillets


Mixing bowls

Baking sheets

Stirring spoons

Slotted spoons





Oven gloves/potholders

Plastic containers for food storage

Plastic zipper bags for food storage


Forks/spoons/knives flatware

Plastic plates and bowls



Black pepper

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Seasoning mixes (salt-free)


Brown sugar

Baking powder

Vanilla extract


Olive or canola oil


Meat, Beans, and Nuts

Canned chicken

Canned tuna

Dried or canned beans

Nuts (unsalted)

Peanut butter or other nut butters



Canned fruits (in juice or light syrup)

Dried fruits



Brown/white rice


Pasta sauce (low sodium)

Pasta (whole grain)

Whole wheat flour

Rolled oats



Canned vegetables (low sodium)

Canned soup (low sodium)



Shelf stable milk and milk substitute


For more information, reach out to Elizabeth Devine at Madison County Public Health, (740) 852-3065, ext. 1540, or

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