People think of donating pasta, peanut butter, or cereal to food banks but an often overlooked category of donations is spices. The Boston Food Bank is out to change that and has partnered with the public library as a donation spot to make it easier.

The Food Bank points out that spices add a cultural element to food and allow families to continue their traditions around cooking certain dishes. They also afford an opportunity to experiment by adding flavor to the food and can address a variety of tastes.

The next time you’re out grocery shopping, throw a container or two of seasonings into your cart to give at your next donation. You can help spice up someone’s life in a small but meaningful way.

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