Our Wish Lists

We’re always accepting donations, especially of food products to support our lunch and pantry programs. Donations of all kinds make our work possible and help sustain our neighbors in need. We always accept the following staples and food items.

Food Pantry Needs

Two friends at the food pantry

We accept food donations all year.

Our food pantry is a critical service that allows individuals with limited incomes to shop for five days' worth of groceries. It serves 100 households a month and depends on donations from people like you to keep it stocked. We are always in need of the following items. Please contact us to schedule a food donation.

Canned Protein

  • Tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey,
  • Beans (ex. black beans, kidney beans, lentils, etc.)

Canned Fruits and Vegetables

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables (low-sodium if possible)

Whole Grains

  • Rice (brown or white)
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Oats (old-fashioned or instant)

Cereal and Breakfast Items

  • Whole grain cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Instant breakfast drinks

Shelf-Stable Dairy

  • Powdered milk or shelf-stable milk alternatives
  • Evaporated milk

Backpack Program

Four girls with their new backpacks

We accept backpack donations from August through September.

During our annual backpack program, we collaborate with St. Monica Church to give backpacks and other school supplies to children who might not otherwise have all the school supplies they need. Contact us to schedule a backpack donation. We would happily accept backpacks packed with the following:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Colored pencils (10 or 12 count)
  • Pens (blue or black, 8 or 10 count)
  • Folders with pockets (4, blue, red, green, and yellow)
  • Composition notebook
  • 1-Subject spiral notebooks (4)
  • Wide-ruled filler paper
  • Children-size scissors (not blunt)
  • Large glue stick
  • Pink erasers (2)
  • Ruler
  • Soft 3-ring pencil pouch

Christmas Toy Needs

2023 toy drive

We accept toy donations from November through December.

Each December, we have a toy story that allows parents, grandparents, and caregivers to select Christmas gifts for their children. Over 100 families are served each year.

Our store depends on gift donations and your financial support. Sporting balls and blankets are needed, especially gifts for 10 to 12-year-olds. Please contact us to schedule a gift donation or consider volunteering to set up or host the event.