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SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 20: Shelves sit half empty at the San Francisco Food Bank November 20, 2007 in San Francisco, California. As the holiday season approaches, food banks across the U.S. are reportedly facing major shortages in food donations from manufacturers and wholesalers and a decrease in federal funding, while the demand for food handouts are increasing. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If the pandemic has you rarely venturing into the outside world, stock up on these pantry staples so you can continue not leaving the house. Dried beans, brown rice, instant coffee, flour, jams, oats, and spaghetti will all last a year if left cool and dry. Canned foods can sit on the shelf for two years or more, as well as other kinds of pasta, peanut butter, white rice, powdered drinks, and sugar. Just keep an eye on the “best by” dates for baby food and formula, baking powder and soda, and yeast; these actually expire.