Whether you donate a single item or a bag or box full, we appreciate every gift. Every single item can be a blessing to someone who’s struggling with a too-tight budget. Everything is used. Nothing is wasted.
Although we only stock items with a long shelf life such as canned or packaged goods, this can free up money to purchase the more perishable items such as meat, dairy, bread, and produce. This can be a blessing for a family trying to stretch a tight budget.
We also try to have available paper goods (bath tissue, tissues, paper towels), personal care items (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), and laundry items (detergent, fabric softener).
If you would like to help stock our pantry and help GBC families who need a little help to make ends meet, you may leave your contributions in the designated box next to the Welcome/Information Center.
Meats: canned/packaged tuna, roast beef, chicken, ham
Grains: beans, canned/dried, rice/rice mixes, pasta/macaroni products and pasta sides, ramen noodles, mac & cheese, lentils, barley, etc.
Meal in a can: soups, stews, chili, canned pasta (e.g. Chef Boyardee)
Meal in a box: hamburger/chicken/tuna helper, taco kits, etc.
Vegetables: canned – all varieties (includes tomatoes) – including “no salt” options
Fruit: canned varieties, fruit cups, dried fruit, apple sauce
Cheese: shelf-stable varieties e.g., Velveeta and cheese in a jar
Pasta sauce: tomato and Alfredo in jars (not cans, please)
Baking: mixes, flour, sugar, etc.
Cooking oil: good quality
Snack items: crackers, cookies, healthy kid’s snacks
Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, olives
Spices and seasoning packets (e.g. taco)
Milk: shelf stable boxes, cans or powdered – also almond and soy milks
Juices: 100% juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, fruit punch, vegetable juice, juice boxes, etc.
Coffee, tea, cocoa
Paper products: bath tissue, paper towels, tissues, napkins
Laundry products: detergent and fabric softener
Dish washing detergent
Personal care products: shampoo, liquid hand soap, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, bath soap
Please, no expired or close-dated items.