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In-Kind Donations

Products donations are always welcome in the pantry! We accept non-perishable food items and hygiene/personal care products. 

A tax-deductible receipt is available upon request for In-Kind donations that are made in person at the pantry. 

There are several locations on campus where you can drop off your donations. For larger quantities, please coordinate with the office a time for receiving your donation.

Feed My Sheep Food Pantry 
Mini Mall Suite 1500 (during office hours)

School of Social Work 
Daniells Hall main office 2221
ext 2775

School of Nursing 
Advent Health Hall main office 2305
ext 2940

Humanitarian Engagement 
Bietz Center office 2202
ext 2123

If your department is willing to be a donation location, please contact Cheryl Craven (ext 2775), and we will help you get started! 

Currently, our most needed items include: 

  • Plant based milk, shelf-stable (almond, soy, oat, etc.)
  • Applesauce 
  • Peaches, pears, pineapples and other canned fruit 
  • Dry cereal 
  • Vegetarian soup options (Amy's, Annie's, etc.)
  • Vegan and gluten free options 
Baby food donations: Please note that we cannot keep baby food items beyond the date printed on the packaging. 

If you still aren't sure what you would like to donate, we always say "Donate something you would like to eat, because, chances, are, someone else will like it too."

In line with our beliefs, we do not keep pork or pork byproducts in the pantry. If these items are donated, we donate them further to other community pantries who serve the larger community.

The number one rule to remember is this: if your donation is perishable, i.e. it's something that has a limited shelf life if not refrigerated, we may not be able to accept it. But there are other categories of food that you can't donate. Here is a short list: 

  • Items needing refrigeration: As we've already mentioned, this is the big one. Food like produce, dairy and meat can spoil easily and there may be a concern related to keeping these items fresh at the time. 
  • Expired food: When considering what to donate, think about what you'd feel comfortable serving your family. Chances are, you don't eat food that's past its "use-by" or "sell-by" date, so avoid donating anything past those dates as it could be unsafe to eat. 
  • Leftovers: While it may be tempting to want to share the bountiful food from big meals like Thanksgiving, it's best to keep leftovers for family. We are unable to accept leftovers or anything made in personal kitchens because they aren't individually sealed and we cannot verify the ingredients or preparation process. 
  • Food with packaging concerns: This includes food with damaged packaging such as dented or bloated cans, packaging that is already open, or rusted. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn't consider buying it new, don't donate it. 
  • Baked goods: Similar to leftovers, since food banks cannot confirm your baked goods. 

"If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs." (Deuteronomy 15:7-8)