27149550_sBe part of eliminating hunger in St. Louis Park. Help fill STEP’s food shelves with your own food drive. We rely heavily on community-led food drives, large and small.

What we need: STEP is in need of the everyday non- perishable and household items you use every day in your household. Think or your favorite meal ingredients, the spices you cook with all the time, and the healthy foods you and/or your family eat on a regular basis. We also need those every day non-food household items like toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and cleaning products.

What we don’t need: STEP does not accept perishable (refrigerated or frozen) items, used, open, damaged or outdated food. Please carefully check expiration dates before donating items to STEP.

MEAT AND PROTEIN

  • Canned and dry Beans (kidney, garbanzo, black, pinto)
  • Canned tuna, chicken, ham or salmon
  • Lentils
  • Baked beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Soup
  • Chili

GRAINS/NOODLES

  • Cereal
  • Pasta of all types
  • Rice (brown and white)
  • Flour/ Masa cornmeal

CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  • Spaghetti/ pasta sauce
  • Vegetables (low or no sodium)
  • Tomatoes (diced, whole, paste)
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit in juice (not syrup)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Spices
  • Cooking oil/olive oil/ vinegar
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, salsa, fish sauce, salad dressing)
  • Coffee and tea
  • Salt, pepper

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Laundry soap
  • Stain remover
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper towels

PERSONAL CARE

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hand and body lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Female hygiene items
  • First aid supplies
  • Shaving toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer

BABY SUPPLIES

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Diaper rash lotion
  • Baby wash

Click here for STEP’s top 11 food drive list. Want to do a specialty or theme drive? Contact Allison for more information regarding Holiday food, Back to School food drives, or baby shower theme collections. Check out STEP’s guide to Organizing a Food Drive.