Donations

We currently accept groceries & donations according to the following schedule:

Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm

Our current drop-off location is in Brooklyn Center, MN. Please text to confirm: 612-422-3276.

Food Donation Volunteers

All kinds of fruits and vegetables will be gladly accepted at this time!

The following are donations we can always accept. Besides canned tomatoes, we do not accept canned food:

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Hot peppers, onions, garlic, ginger, canned tomatoes, whole dried peppers

  • Basmati rice

  • Sona masoori rice

  • Chapathi atta

  • Pickles (ginger, lemon, tomato, & corriander)

  • Dry Dal/beans – urad, masoor, toor, chana, rajma, garbanzo beans, red kidney beans

  • Cereals

  • Black, kabuli channa

  • Besan

  • Flour: atta, white, wheat, masa

  • Salt, sugar (brown, white)

  • Pasta

  • Tamarind

  • Spices & Ingredients: Garam Masala, cumin, mirchi, low-sodium salt, black pepper, red pepper, mustard seeds, rye, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, fenugreek

  • Whole black pepper

  • Turmeric

  • Sooji Coarse

  • Garam Masala

  • Dalia

  • Chili powder

  • Mustard seeds

  • Tamarid slab

  • Moong (whole with skin)

  • Vermicelli (bambino) roasted

  • Condiments: Achar (pickles), ketchup, hot sauce, salsa, tomato sauce

  • Honey

  • Instant coffee, black tea (no flavor)

  • Canola oil

  • Raw peanuts

  • Ritz crackers, Belvita protein crackers

Personal Care & Cleaning Products

  • Tooth brush/tooth paste

  • Shampoo/Conditioner (Full size bottles only)

  • Body Soap

  • Hand Soap

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Women’s Deodorant

  • Feminine Hygiene items (sanitary pads, pantyliners, menstrual cups)

  • Laundry detergent

  • Dish soap

  • Paper towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Kleenex

  • Diapers (sizes 1-4)

  • Baby oil/baby powder

  • Baby shampoo

  • Baby food in jars, such as small Gerber jars

  • Baby formula

 

Household Items

We will accept many gently used items (unless indicated) if in working order and with all parts. All items must be clean.

  • Small kitchen appliances

  • Kitchen items (complete dinnerware or flatware sets, serving spoons, mixing bowls, bakeware)

  • New towel sets

  • Full size sheets & comforters (new or gently used, no rips/stains)

  • Pillowcases

  • Air mattresses (twin or full size)

  • Brooms and dustpans

  • Laundry baskets

 

Clothing Items

We will accept some gently used items (unless indicated). Any used items must be clean and free of rips, tears, holes, and stains.

  • New socks (men’s, women’s, children’s)

  • New undergarments (men’s, women’s, children’s)

  • Winter gear: coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves (we accept from September – December)

  • Culturally specific clothing (saris, lenghas, kurtas – must be full sets)

 

Electronics

We don’t typically accept electronics, but we are looking for new/gently used tablets that can help our seniors stay connected on Facebook, Zoom, etc.