Current Pantry Needs
Our Pantry always needs non-perishable food and sundries, and we are very grateful to receive your donations.
Below is a list of most-needed items at this time for each of our three food programs: Pantry, Senior 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.
Donations can be designated for any of the programs. If not designated, donations will go into the Pantry, from which items for Senior Pantry Needs and Snack Pack will be pulled.
|Pantry||Senior Pantry Needs||Snack Pack (all single serve items)
|Canned fruits||Denture cleaner||Fruit cups – single serve|
|Canned vegetables||Denture adhesive||Applesauce – single serve|
|Canned meats (tuna, spam, chicken, etc)||Sensodyne toothpaste||Cheese crackers|
|Canned beans||Ensure / Boost||Peanut butter crackers|
|Grains (oatmeal, cereal)||Depends or similar products||Pretzels|
|Pancake mix||100% juice boxes
|Flour *||Granola Bars|
|Sugar *||Fruit Snacks|
|Condiments||Please no candy or potato chips|
|Shampoo||Egg Cartons (clean, reuseable)|
|Feminine hygiene products||Brown, clean paper grocery bags|
- Why smaller sizes? Because, due to food handling and safety procedures, we can not break down 5 or 10 lbs bags into smaller sizes. Preferred sizes for flour and sugar would be 4 lbs or less.
- 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.