Ongoing Needs

Dining needs

Food goes fast when feeding 70–100 people twice a day! We gratefully accept food donations to support our Dining with Dignity ministry. Please call ahead before delivering. In addition, we always need:

  • 55-gallon garbage bags
  • 13-gallon garbage bags
  • 8″–9″ Styrofoam dinner plates
  • 6″ Styrofoam dessert plates
  • 8 oz. Styrofoam cups
  • 20 oz. Styrofoam bowls
  • Coffee
  • Creamer packets
  • Sugar and artifical sweetener packets (Splenda, Sweet ‘n Low)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • Paper napkin
  • Large and XL latex-free gloves

Shower needs

Our Clean Start free shower ministry regularly uses and replaces:

  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash to refill dispensers
  • Razors and small packs of shaving cream
  • Talcum powder
  • Deodorant
  • Disinfectant bathroom cleaner
  • Underwear for men and women
  • Pants and belts for men and women

Hygiene needs

​​We also stay as prepared as possible to hand out personal hygiene items through our Self-Care ministry. We regularly need:

  • Body and face wash
  • Chapstick
  • Conditioner
  • Cotton balls
  • Cough drops
  • Deodorant
  • Femine hygiene products
  • Moist towelettes
  • Q-tips
  • Razors
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Tote bags for products

Clothing & seasonal needs

Every season brings its own kind of severe weather. We stay as prepared as possible to provide for those in need when snow, thunderstorms, and heat waves hit our community, as many of our guests spend days and nights in the elements.

  • ​Backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Hand warmers 
  • Hats, gloves, scarfs
  • Men’s and Women’s coats size L-4XL
  • Men’s and Women’s pants
  • Men’s and Women’s socks
  • Men’s and Women’s underwear size M-2XL
  • Men’s and Women’s shoes (tennis shoes, winter boots, work boots)
  • Rain jackets and ponchos
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