While financial donations are always needed and greatly appreciated, we know that many Minnesotans are experiencing personal hardships and despite wanting to do so, are unable to donate financially at this time. In response, Open Your Heart has compiled and will continue to update the unmet in-kind donation needs of crisis service agencies across Minnesota. Please contact us at [email protected] if your service agency has needs that you would like included on this page.
-If you are interested in donating clothing, please consider the Central Lutheran Free Store (seasonal items only).
-Also consider South Minneapolis Free Clothing for clothing donations.
-This resource list from Bridging also has information on a variety of organizations that accept donations including clothing, furniture, electronics, and more.
Amherst Wilder Foundation
St. Paul, MN
In need of cleaning supplies for families and non-perishable food. Wilder’s front desk is open business hours with a limited staff, please reach out to [email protected] to schedule a drop off time.
American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
In need of canned goods, packaged foods, milk, toilet paper, bleach, detergent, cereal, diapers, tuna, canned chicken, and juice. Drop off between 9am-5pm. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Anna Marie’s Alliance
St. Cloud, MN
In need of toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. Drop off between 8am and 5 pm. Please contact Sandy Nadeau at [email protected] for more information.
A Place for You
Pine City, MN
In need of paper towels, toilet paper, sanitizing materials, and coffee. Please contact Vicki VanderVegt at [email protected] to set up a drop off time and for more information.
Avenues for Youth
In need of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, face wash (full size), conditioner (full size), lotion (full size), bath/shower gel (full size), and women’s shaving cream. Drop off time is on Thursdays between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bemidji Community Food Shelf
In need of disinfecting wipes, gloves, and food. Please reach out to Mary Mitchell at [email protected] to set up a drop off time and for more information.
In need of large quantities of clamshells, cambro hot boxes, canned foods, foil pans (half-size) with lids, saran wrap, paper bags, food prep items such as salt, pepper, spices, disinfectant sheets, sanitizer, etc. Drop-off times Monday- Thursday 9:00 AM to 3 PM. Please contact [email protected] to set up a drop off time.
Brooklyn Center, MN
PPE (safety gloves, masks) for volunteers; packaging material (grocery bags, tape). Please contact Kristina Doan [email protected] for more information.
Children’s Health Care Foundation
With supplies, deliveries and in-person contacts limited or reduced, they are especially in need of in-kind donations for their patients and families who are already at Children’s Minnesota. Their Patient Family Resource Center is in need of individually packaged snacks for the families of hospitalized patients, and MATTER boxes for families who have food insecurity. Please contact Laura Walker at [email protected] for more information.
Community Emergency Assistance Program, Inc. (CEAP)
Brooklyn Center, MN
Currently in need of shelf stable items such as; peanut butter, rice, beans, and any canned items. To schedule a drop off time please contact Stephanie Lehman at [email protected].
Community Emergency Service (CES)
Food is, of course, the main ongoing aspect of CES. Food donations and/or funds to buy food are always welcome. As a result of their food purchase “connections,” any dollar donated to CES to purchase food goes 10-20 times farther than a dollar spent at the store. For example, for the price of one can of corn at your grocery store, CES can purchase 10 cans of corn through the food banks.
Top Food Shelf Items Needed: Cooking oils, flour, sugar, rice, whole grain cereals, coffee in small bags, hygiene supplies, and paper grocery bags.
Items can be dropped off M-F between the hours of 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can also call to set up a specific delivery time at 612-870-1125.
Cornerstone Advocacy Service
Minneapolis and Bloomington, MN
In need of any and all cleaning supplies, bleach, hand sanitizer, hand soap, gloves, paper products, and wipes. The stuff that is in high need at the stores is what they are in need of. Any activities for kids ages 1 – 15 are needed as well.
Drop off at 1000 E 80th Street (55420) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call first at 952-884-0376; press 7 for donation
In need of sanitizing wipes, thermometers, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Drop off anytime between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please contact [email protected] to set up a drop off time.
EMERGE Community Development
In need of cleaning supplies such as; hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, multi-surface sanitizer spray, and rags/towels for cleaning. Any week day in the morning before 11:30 a.m works for drop-off, just email Sydney Velez at [email protected] a half hour before so their crew can be ready to receive the items.
North Branch, MN
In need of food donations of any non-perishable items. Can be dropped off at any food shelf location when they are open. Please check their website HERE for locations and hours.
Good in the ‘Hood
In need of shoes – every pair will enable Good in the ‘Hood to feed at least one more person with up to seven days of groceries. Drop off at any Schuler Shoe store or ship to:
Good in the Hood
2101 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Also in need of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, plastic gloves, paper towels, diapers, etc. Drop off donations at their warehouse at 8063 Ranchers Road, Fridley, MN 55432. Warehouse is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Great River Family Promise
In need of toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, bleach, face masks, hand sanitizer, shelf stable food (microwave canned or boxed meals). Also in need of new pajamas for children and adults and underwear for kids, woman, and men all sizes. Reach out to Jess Hartfiel Thurston at [email protected] to schedule a drop off time.
Helping Hands Emergency Services
In need of hand soap, paper towels, lysol/disinfectant cleaners, diaper wipes, and toilet paper. Please reach out to Angie Kent at [email protected] to set up a drop off time or for more information.
HOPE (Healing Opportunity Provided Equally)
In need of cleaning supplies, toiletries, pantry food items, new bedding (sheets, pillows, cases), gift cards for gas, groceries, medicines
Office staffed 9am-4pm M-F with a drop off station in place. Reach out to Megan Cummings at [email protected] for more information.
HOPE 4 Youth
Coon Rapids, MN
Currently in need of disinfecting wipes or spray, surgical masks, disposable gloves, prepaid phones and plans, and prepaid phone minute gift cards. The items can be purchased online and directly shipped to
80 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
ICA Food Shelf
Please visit HERE for a full list of in-kind needs.
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN
Need child-friendly non-perishable snack & breakfast items – Call front desk at 651-225-9354 & staff will come out to your vehicle to get items. 7 days/week – 9am to 4pm best. Contact Sara Liegl at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
Joyce Uptown Foodshelf
In need of toilet paper, paper bags, rice, and canned meat. Friday mornings between 10-12 are best for drop off. Please contact Lorrie Sandelin at [email protected] to set up a drop off time and for more information.
Currently in need of 3 pack of underwear – all sizes, 3 pack of boxers – all sizes, 3 pack of adult socks, peanut butter, canned or microwavable vegetables, canned or microwavable soup, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer. For more information and to arrange a drop off please email [email protected].
Lee Carlson Center
Fridley and Coon Rapids, MN
In need of loaves of bread, peanut butter, chips, and apples. Drop off anytime between 9am-3pm. Contact Pie Paulson at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
In need of all sizes of diapers, baby wipes, formula, ready to eat meals, disposable plates, bowls and utensils, and feminine hygiene products. Please contact Eric Goetz at [email protected] to set up a drop off time and for additional information.
Loaves & Fishes
In need of to-go containers, half pans (deep and shallow) with lids, t-shirt bags, and flatware kits. DROP-OFF: Central warehouse (721 Kasota Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414); 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Thursday. Please contact Kiley Benson at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
Love One Another
In need of antibacterial hand wipes & hand sanitizer, and shelf stable single serve snack items (ie: granola, protein, nutrition, and fruit bars etc.) In addition, it’s more efficient given our schedule if we pick up donations vs. coordinating drop off logistics. Please contact Allan Law at [email protected].
Mora Food Pantry
In need of canned vegetables, canned fruit, side dishes, household items, cleaners, and any food items. Please reach out to Jodi Gerner at [email protected] to schedule a drop off time.
New Creation Baptist Church (NCBC Food Shelf)
Non perishable items Wed, Thur., Fri. 10:00-12:00. Please reach out to Pastor Daniel McKizzie [email protected].
NorthPoint Health & Wellness
Our Food Shelf needs non-perishable food, especially peanut butter, jelly, and canned meat/fish; diapers sized 3, 4, 5, 6; cleaning supplies. Please call 612.767.0325.
NORTH SUBURBAN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE RESPONSE (near)
In need of PPE (safety gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, ) for volunteers; packaging material (grocery bags, tape), peanut butter, beans, and any canned items – Contact Carol Kile at [email protected] to schedule drop off time.
Oasis Central Minnesota
Little Falls, MN
In need of food, food containers, and personal care items. Reach out to [email protected] for more information and to schedule a drop off time.
Oasis for Youth
Please visit their Amazon Wish List for their current in-kind needs.
People & Pets Together
In need of pet food (cat and dog, dry and canned) and cat litter. Donors are encouraged to use the drop box, located in the parking lot behind their pet food shelf located at 3745 Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis. Contact Nick Atwood at [email protected] if you have any questions.
St. Louis Park, MN
Please click HERE for a full list of needs. Contact [email protected] for more information.
PROP Food Shelf
Eden Prairie, MN
Currently in need of all non-perishable food items. Current drop off is M – F 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM and Wed 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Call Mary Brown first to confirm at 952-200-5731.
Our Saviour’s Housing
Donations can be dropped off on Mondays and Weds. between 10am-2pm. We in need of the following things: – Flu Free Kits, or just the individual items in the kits by themselves – THERMOMETERS (even without batteries) – Men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes, *NEW*) – Sanitizing wipes – Disinfectant spray – Respiratory masks – Bleach – Disposable plates, utensils, and napkins – Non-dairy coffee creamer – Sugar – Sliced bread – Cereal – Oatmeal – Canned tuna, chicken, veggies, and fruit – Snack Packs for lunches assembled in brown paper lunch bags (Includes items such as dried fruit, pre-packaged fruit cups, veggies, chips, crackers, trail mix, granola bars, cookies, beef jerky, etc. Each bag to include 2-4 items and a beverage, if possible.) Wateen Osman – [email protected].
Rivers of Hope
Sherburne and Wright counties, MN
In need of diapers, wipes and hand sanitizer. Please contact Teresa McNamee [email protected] for more information.
Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters (REACH)
In need of all household items for their emergency food pantry. Drop off between Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or to schedule a drop off.
Ruth’s House of Hope
In need of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, disinfectant spray, medical grade gloves (LG & XL), face masks, forehead thermometers, and toilet paper.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, they have a bin placed outside of the main shelter door for all donations. Donations will be accepted in this bin until further notice.
SHILOH CARES FOOD SHELF
1201 West Broadway Mpls MN 55411
Simpson Housing Services
In-kind needs (items needed including best drop off time):
Personal care supplies for adults in shelter: • Disposable shaving razors • Deodorant • Personal tissue packets • Personal hand sanitizer • All sizes of boxers • All sizes of white t-shirts • Women’s underwear 5-7 • Ground coffee • Tea • Gently used or new bath towels • Travel size body wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion
Entertainment for adults in shelter: • BINGO prizes – headphones, chargers, speakers, hair products and/or accessories, snacks, good chocolate/candy, makeup, slippers, flip flop sandals, robes, etc. • New puzzles • Playing cards • Magazines • Books • Games • Art/craft supplies • Coloring books • Word Search books • Markers/crayons/colored pencils • Redbox gift cards
Items for Infants/Toddlers: formula and diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6 Items for Families and Single Households: Disinfectant wipes Toilet paper Hand sanitizer $20 Cub Foods gift cards $20 Aldi gift cards. Donation deliveries may be scheduled with Christina Giese at [email protected]. She can pick up from vehicles and they have an online form to record donations instead of paper. Donations may also be shipped to them.
Stepping Stone Emergency Housing
Needed items are listed on their website at https://steppingstoneeh.org/donate-items/. Items can be donated at anytime that’s convenient for the donor, as they are staffed 24/7. Contact Julie Jeppson at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
St Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)
St. Louis Park, MN
In need of non-perishable food items, toilet paper, personal hygiene items, baby formula, diapers, and cleaning supplies. Best drop off time is 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM , M-F. Contact [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
St Vincent DePaul and Vinnie’s HOPE
In need of cleaning supplies; masks; gloves; bleach, etc.
In need of paper products such as toilet paper, paper toweling, diapers. Please reach out to [email protected] to schedule a drop off time.
Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)
In need of hygiene products for men and women, cleaning supplies, Nitrile gloves (med, lg, xl), Clorox wipes, N95 masks, Purell, canned meats, condiments, coffee, tea, diapers (infant and adult), toilet paper, paper towels, formula, Ensure or Boost (chocolate flavored), juice, flour, boxed/canned meals, pasta, rice. Drop off: Mon, Tue, Thur 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, and Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Please contact Elaine Walker at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
The Bridge for Youth
In need of anti-bacterial wipes, cleaning supplies, youth activity sets, and arts and crafts supplies. Please reach out to Christina Woodlee at [email protected] to set up a drop off time.
The Open Door
In need of spaghetti sauce, pasta of all kinds, tuna, cat and dog food, and laundry soap. Their Eagan Pantry has a 24-hour unlocked vestibule for drop-offs. Their Garden to Table program will need compost, mulch, lumber and plants, ideally delivered Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning late April or early May. Please contact Sarah O’Brien at [email protected] for more information.
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf
Thief River Falls, MN
In need of hygiene/household/pet food/ shelf stable proteins, shelf stable dairy and non dairy milk products, culturally appropriate shelf stable food items, diabetic, celiac, gluten, vegan safe products. Drop off times are from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and 3-6 pm on Thursdays. You may also drop off your items at any open local business and they will contact the agency for a drop off. Contact Alecia Hunt at [email protected] if you have any questions.
The Salvation Army Northern Division
In need of four wheel carts to move produce. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf
Two Harbors, MN
In need of boxes, lysol wipes, and poster board or other supply for additional signage. Best time to drop off items is on Tuesdays between 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Please reach out to Michelle Miller at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
Please click HERE for a full list of In-kind Needs. Please reach out to Jocelyn Beard at [email protected] with any questions that you may have.
Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN)
In need of food (kid-friendly, staples such as rice/bread/milk/oil/butter/etc), diapers, paper products (toilet paper/paper towels/facial tissues), pet food, cleaning products (hand sanitizer/ all purpose cleaner), personal protective wear such as gloves, personal care products, and paper and plastic bags. Please contact Samantha Smetana at [email protected] to schedule a drop off time.
Women of Nations – The Eagle’s Nest Shelter
St. Paul MN
In need of cleaning supplies, towels, face masks, non-latex gloves, diapers size 4/5/6, baby wipes, books, magazines, and games. Best drop off time is between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Contact [email protected] for more information.