Current Pantry Needs

Our Pantry always needs non-perishable food and sundries, and we are very grateful to receive your donations.

‘Tis the season of food drives! Some ideas to keep in mind.

Consider Healthy Food Options when making a donation

Food Safety Guidelines when donating food items

Below is a list of most-needed items at this time for each of our two food programs: Pantry and Snack Pack.

You may drop donations off at Tri-Lakes Cares at 235 North Jefferson Street

Donation drop-off hours
Monday & Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fridays, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Please call 719-481-4864, x 111 to arrange for donation drop-offs outside of these hours.

 Current Needs

 Pantry: General Snack Pack
(all single serve items)
Applesauce Applesauce Cups / Fruit Cups
Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, oranges, fruit cocktail) Veggie Straws
Canned Chicken Granola bars
Broths (chicken, beef, vegetable) Cheese / Peanut Butter Crackers
Vinegar Pretzels
Oil Pudding cups
Almond Milk Single serving cereal boxes
Coconut Milk Nuts
Black tea (bags) Fruit Snacks
Pancake Syrup Sun Chips
Trail Mix Packs
 * Non Food Items Goldfish
 Feminine hygiene products
 Body lotion
 Aluminum foil  
 Plastic wrap
Multi-purpose spray cleaner
Tall kitchen trash bags
 Laundry detergent
 Dishwasher detergent pods
  • Why non-food items? Because, these are things that cannot be purchased with food stamps and in order to stay healthy, individuals and families need these items too.