Current Needs

Current Needs List for Soup Kitchen & Hamper Distribution: Winter Season

Warm Clothing & Essentials:

  • Winter coats (all sizes for adults and children)
  • Thermal socks and gloves
  • Winter hats and scarves
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal underwear and long johns
  • Hand and foot warmers


Soup Kitchen Supplies:

  • Bulk non-perishable soup ingredients:
    • Canned vegetables
    • Broth or stock (chicken, beef, vegetable)
    • Lentils, beans, and pulses
    • Canned meats (chicken, tuna)
    • Pasta and rice
  • Disposable bowls, spoons, and napkins
  • Large soup pots and ladles
  • Spices and seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.
  • Bread, rolls, and butter or margarine
  • Hot beverages: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and required accompaniments (sugar, creamer)
  • Fresh produce for salad and side dishes


Hamper Essentials:

  • Sturdy boxes or reusable bags for hamper packing
  • Non-perishable food items:
    • Canned goods (fruits, vegetables, meats)
    • Pasta and sauces
    • Rice and grains
    • Peanut butter and jams
    • Breakfast cereals and oatmeal
    • Milk (canned or powdered)
  • Personal hygiene products:
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Soap and shampoo
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Deodorant
    • Tissues and toilet paper
  • Baby essentials:
    • Diapers (all sizes)
    • Baby food and formula
    • Baby wipes


Additional Items:

  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Reusable water bottles and travel mugs
  • First-aid items: band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers
  • Flashlights and batteries


As winter approaches, these items become crucial for those we serve. Your generous donations ensure that our community stays warm, nourished, and cared for during the coldest months.