Donation Hours
Best times to avoid our driveway traffic, and with a volunteer to help you with your donation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM – 3 PM
Can’t make those hours? Give us a call to arrange a drop-off.

At our Donation Door with the Carrot
Please use the phone outside the Donation Door to reach a volunteer, who will help process your donation during these hours.

We accept donations of unopened and undamaged non-perishable food.

Please contact or give us a call if you have questions about what you can and cannot donate.

Running a food drive?
Click here for a list of our most needed items.

Most Needed Food Items to Donate

While we appreciate food donations of any kind, we aim to provide our clients with nutritious food; this is a list of the most requested and popular items at the pantry. Please consider the following items when bringing items to donate or starting a food drive.

Click here to download this list as a PDF

  • Baked beans
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Condiments
  • Cooking oil (canola, olive, vegetable)
  • Crackers
  • Flour
  • Granola
  • Granola bars
  • Hearty soups
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Oatmeal
  • Oats
  • Pasta (all kinds, including gluten-free)
  • Peanut butter
  • Pigeon peas/gandules
  • Rice (brown, white)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Sugar
  • Unopened spices
  • Vegetarian soups

Thanksgiving Donations

If you are interested in hosting a food drive specifically for the Thanksgiving holiday, please note that distribution of Thanksgiving meal items to clients begins on November 1. Though we distribute food items for the holiday throughout the month of November, Thanksgiving drives that conclude at the end of October allow us the opportunity to distribute specialty items to clients who come in at the start of the month. To the right is a list of our list of most requested Thanksgiving food items.

  • Canned Gravy
  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Brown sugar
  • Canned yams
  • Cream soup
  • Walnuts or pecans
  • Chicken broth
  • Cinnamon

Please Note Before Donating

Please do not leave donations outside of the building if we are not open. Most food left this way will be thrown away. Please make sure you donate during our open hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 3 PM, to avoid additional waste and to ensure we can utilize the donation to help our community.

It’s important to avoid coming during any other times, when driveway access, warehouse use, and personnel availability are still limited. We request that you call ahead if you have a large (food drive size) donation, or to ask if we’re able to accept a donation of fresh produce.