10 Must-have Pantry Staples

This pantry looks stocked, but does it have everything you really need? See more pictures of boxed and canned food.
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A well-stocked kitchen pantry is important for a couple of reasons. Not only will you have healthy and nutritious options on hand for cooking at home, but it also saves you money by not having to dine out. And who wants to stop at the grocery store after a long day at the grind? If you haven't seen the inside of your pantry recently, it's time to get in there and dust off those stacks of cans to see what you have. Take a trip to your local food bank with the items that have been around for a while, and then it's time to head to the grocery store. Here are 10 must-have items for a well-stocked pantry.