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: Holiday Foods
Snack Pack (all single serve items)
Baking Mix & Frosting Applesauce Cups / Fruit Cups
Apple Cider Mix Veggie Straws
Cranberrry Sauce Granola bars
Cream of Mushroom Soup Cheese / Peanut Butter Crackers
Evaporated or Condensed Milk Pretzels
French Fried Onions Pudding cups
Fruit Pie Filling Single serving cereal boxes
Pie Crust Mix Nuts
Mashed Potatoes Fruit Snacks
Gravy – Turkey or Chicken Sun Chips
Wild Rice Mix Trail Mix Packs
Stuffing Goldfish
Frozen Turkeys or Chickens
*Non-Food Items  
Shampoo & conditioner
Egg Cartons (clean, reuseable)
Aluminum Foil
Plastic Wrap
Multi-purpose Spray Cleaner
  • 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.