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
  • Styrofoam plates
  • 8oz Styrofoam cups
  • Styrofoam bowls
  • Coffee
  • Creamer canisters (no packets)
  • Sugar and artifical sweetener packets (Splenda, Sweet ‘n Low)
  • Salt and pepper canisters (no packets)
  • Plastic forks and spoons
  • Paper napkins
  • Toilet paper

Shower needs

Our Clean Start free shower ministry regularly uses and replaces:

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

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 socks
  • Men’s and Women’s underwear size M-2XL
  • Men’s and women’s shoes (tennis shoes, winter boots, work boots)
  • Rain jackets & ponchos
Guidestar Gold 2022
Guidestar Gold 2022