• BEYOND BREAD TO THE BREAD OF LIFE. BEYOND OURSELVES TO CHRIST.

Donate Goods

Donations are accepted Monday – Friday between 9am – 12pm.
Please use the call box to the left of the front glass doors and someone will assist you.

For donations of 20 or more grocery bags, we ask that you set-up a drop-off appointment by calling 612-870-1125 or by emailing Alyssa Martinson at amartinson@cesmn.org.

In addition to our main focus towards healthy and equitable food access for all, we also provide tangible resources to help meet some of the additional needs of our neighbors. 

Personal Hygiene and Household Cleaning Items
Hygiene and household paper products have become one of the biggest requests at our food shelf. Below is a list of items our neighbors are seeking:

  • Laundry detergent (smaller bottles or laundry pods)
  • Dish soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner (gender-neutral scents preferred)
  • Body Wash and Soaps (unscented, mild or gender-neutral scents preferred)
  • Hair oils and creams for textured, curly, and natural hair types
  • Maxi-Pads
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Shave cream and razors

Diapers and Baby Wipes
Diapers of all sizes and baby wipes are also high-need items at our food shelf. Most-requested sizes are 4, 5, 6 and Pull-ups.

Pet Needs
Dog and cat food (dry or canned), kitty litter, and treats are great ways to bless the furry friends of our neighbors! 

Household Goods for Jean’s Closet
Jean’s Closet was started by one of our faithful volunteers, Jean Anderson. It is fully supported through donated goods and is organized and managed by a small team of volunteers. Families in need of bedding, towels, or cooking tools can request items, and we do our best to fulfill requests based on our supply. 

We accept new and gently used donations in the categories below (items with an *asterisk are high-need items):

Table Setting: Utensils, *plates, *bowls, glassware, cups/mugs

Kitchen: *pots, *frying pans, baking pans/sheets, serving spoons, flippers/spatulas, *can openers, cutting knives, mixing bowls, pot holders, dish towels and dish cloths.

Bath: *bath towels, *wash cloths, hand towels

Bedding: *Sheet sets (Queen, Double, Single), *Pillows (prefer new) and pillow cases, *blankets

Due to limited space, we cannot accept items outside of this list. Please consider donating other items to Central Lutheran Church’s Free Store , Sabathani Community Center’s Clothing Closet, or Marie Sandvik Center

Seasonal Donations:
Coats, Hats and Gloves for our Winter Clothing Closet
Each winter we receive donations of new and gently used winter jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for our Winter Clothing Closet. Neighbors in need of gear to keep warm during our cold Minnesota winters can request to visit the closet during their food shelf visit. 

We accept winter gear donations of all sizes for men, women and children. 

Please, no clothing. Clothing donations are accepted at Central Lutheran Church’s Free Store , Sabathani Community Center’s Clothing Closet, or Marie Sandvik Center

Due to limited space, we only accept these donations during the Fall and Winter months.