Current Pantry Needs

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

Consider Healthy Food Options when making a donation

Food safety guidelines for 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.

 Current Needs

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
Pasta Goldfish
Pancake mix 100% juice boxes
Flour *   Granola Bars
Sugar *    Fruit Snacks
Condiments    Please no candy or potato chips
Non-Food Items  General
Shampoo  Egg Cartons (clean, reuseable)
Feminine hygiene products   Brown, clean paper grocery bags
Toothpaste Coupon inserts
  • 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.