In-kind donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Goods donated by individuals, congregations, community groups and businesses can be given directly to Keystone Community Services. The list below includes items frequently needed, but is not a complete listing of the items we will accept. Contact us if you have a special item in mind to donate.
Food & Goods
Support Keystone with In-kind Donations
Most Current needs
Donate Food – Donations of food help keep our food shelves stocked. Our most needed items at the food shelf are:
* Special Note: If you are purchasing in bulk to donate to the food shelves, each item must have the expiration date listed or we ask that you donate the items in the original box. For food safety we need to verify expiration dates on every item we distribute.
- Dry/Bagged Beans (black, pinto, etc.)
- Canned meats or proteins
- Canned vegetables
- Soups or stews
- Boxed dinners
- EasyMac, Cup of Noodles or other heat-and-eat foods
Donate Personal Care Items – Donations of personal care items are vitally important to the health and safety of our participants. Our most needed personal care items are:
- Gloves and handwarmers
- Bar soap
- Diapers, especially larger sizes
- Diaper wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Toilet paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Face masks
Contribute in-kind items for our new homeless food packs: We are tailoring our food packages as much as we can at the food shelf for each household. One of the things we noticed is that we need food packs specifically for people experiencing homelessness. These items are challenging to source from the food bank system. The following items will be used to create food packs for homeless individuals:
- EasyMac/Cup of Noodles*
- Heat-and-eat foods*
- Small packs of cleansing wipes*
- Gloves and handwarmers*
- Cheese or peanut butter crackers
- Beef jerky
- Fruit cups or applesauce pouches
- Protein bars/Power bars/Cliff bars
- Trail mix and nuts
- Peanut butter
- Dried fruit
- Hormel Compleats
- Dinty Moore single serve packages
- Disposable forks/spoons/knives
- Hand sanitizer – small containers
*Most needed items
Items we currently DO NOT need:
- Paper bags & boxes
- Bottled water
We are encouraging most in-kind donations be delivered to our Merriam Park Community Center — there are barrels outside for drop off. This encourages greater social distancing practices. If you have a larger donation and want to coordinate dropping off at the food shelf directly, please contact us so we can schedule your drop off off. Click below for our locations and hours.
If you are dropping of donations of fresh garden produce, please deliver that directly to one of our food shelves so that we can get it out to participants as quickly as possible.
Host a Donation Drive
Businesses, faith communities, schools and organizations enjoy showing their commitment to Keystone by hosting donation drives to benefit our programs. For tips on how your organization can host a food, personal care or used bike collection drive, check out our volunteer page. All donations can be dropped off at Keystone.
Your generosity and kindness are providing connection and vital resources for more than 37,000 of your neighbors!
Take a stroll through our community and meet a few of your neighbors who are thankful for your support.