Food Donation

Healthy Food Donation Tips

The SJB Food Pantry has shifted to a choice model for food distribution. Due to wanting items in large quantities, along with our partnership with Food Gatherers which enables us to purchase most canned goods affordably, we have simplified our suggested donation list. We would like to provide healthier food options to our clients facing food insecurity. Please help us support health and wellness in our community by donating the following food and personal care items, or monetary donations. Thank you so much for your desire to donate!

Household Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap

Personal Care Items

  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Bar Soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • 2 in 1

Whole Grains

  • Whole grain cold cereal – low sugar (toasted oats, bran flakes, shredded wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Pasta – 100% Whole grain preferred
  • Oats


  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken

Meal Prep

  • Bottled olive oil or vegetable oil (plastic and metal containers only)
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Chicken Broth

Popular Canned Goods

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Black Beans
  • Peaches

Bags & Carts

  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Suitcases (large enough to carry a load of groceries)
  • Carts for carrying groceries

Please do not donate expired or unlabeled goods, opened containers, or items in glass containers. Donations can be placed in the bins in the Gathering Space or in the vestibule of the Cross Street entrance. Or, please contact the food pantry volunteers to arrange a drop off time: