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Food Pantry Top 10 List

Food Pantry Top 10 List

Top ten most needed items (Always Paper, Cloth or clean plastic Bags!)

  1. Whole Grains, Oats, Barley, Quinoa
  2. Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste
  3. Boxed Baking Mixes
  4. Flour and Corn Tortillas
  5. Canned Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines
  6. Shelf Stable Milk and non Dairy Beverages
  7. Water (Gallon or less)
  8. Sugar, Salt, Pepper
  9. Hair Care Products for People of Color (shampoo, conditioners, etc.)
  10. Laundry Detergent - fragrance free/allergens
Updated monthly. Last updated 9/11/19

On this list are items that we cannot readily access through other partner agencies and are high request items by our clients. 

donation guidelines


Top Clothing Center ITEMS

  1. New underwear, all ages, including XXLG
  2. New socks, all ages
  3. Bras, all sizes, including preteens and XXLG
  4. Kids pajamas
  5. New bath towels, washcloths


Always Welcome Items

At MOM, we love to have shelves filled with diverse food options, so that everyone sees items that fit with their food traditions.  Below are items we ALWAYS welcome!

Russian Cuisine:  Oats, Barley, Bay Leaves, Mustard Seeds, Dill, Pickled Eggs or Cabbage

Asian Cuisine:  Rice Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Asian Noodles, Nori/Seaweed, Water Chestnuts, Sesame Products, etc.

Soul Food Cuisine: Canned Collard Greens, Black Eye Peas, Sardines, Cornmeal, Grits

Indian Cuisine:  Coconut, Cardamom, Ginger, Mustard Seeds, Curry Paste, Tahini, Ghee

Greek Cuisine:  Tahini, Lemon Juice, Mint, Bulgar/Quinoa, Walnuts, Figs and Dates

Hispanic/Latino Cuisine:  Dried Chili Peppers; Masa Flour; Corn/Flour Tortillas; Cactus; Cumin; Cilantro

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