Needed Items for the Cupboard

The Community Cupboard is always accepting quality donations of thrift store items, as well as food for our food bank.  Needs often change as the seasons change, but some of our needs remain constant.

We are always in need of the following items for our food bank:

  • Protein
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned meat, ham, chicken, tuna
    • Hearty soups, chili, stews (low sodium)
    • Macaroni & cheese, boxed dinners
    • Beans (kidney, pinto, navy, black, refried, etc.)
  • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Potatoes & Onions
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables
    • Canned fruits & vegetables (low sugar)
    • Juice
  • Whole Grain Foods
    • Pasta
    • Rice
    • Healthy cereals (low sugar and fat)
    • Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat



  • Turkeys
  • Hams
  • Pies
  • Soups
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Juice



When you grocery shop, pick up a few of these extra food items and drop them off at the Community Cupboard.  And when you're sifting through your house, during a spring cleaning session or when you're simply trying to tidy up, keep your eye out for some of the thrift store items listed here. 

We appreciate your support! 

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