Stock Our Food Pantry

During the COVID-19 crisis, our residents are unable to get to the store to buy groceries and are relying on the food we are able to provide. Our food pantry is normally just supplemental groceries for women with no income, but now many more residents need this support because they don’t have access to transportation to get to the store, they can’t shop around if the stores are out of what they need, they can’t afford delivery services, they don’t have computers or internet access to place online orders or they are too vulnerable to go and shop in person. Please consider purchasing food from the below list so we can provide regular food bags to as many residents as possible.

Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Individual packets or small containers of instant coffee
  • Hot and cold breakfast cereal
  • Dry pasta/macaroni & cheese/ramen noodles
  • Pasta sauce/stewed tomatoes/tomato paste
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned fish
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meals (pasta, chili, sloppy joe, etc.)
  • Canned soup
  • Rice/instant potatoes/dry beans
  • Powdered milk

Items on following list are needed year-round. If you have an inquiry about other items we may need, please contact us. You can also order from our Amazon Wish List and have the items shipped directly to us. If you order using AmazonSmile and select Deborah’s Place as your charity of choice, we even get a percentage of the sale proceeds!

Basic Needs:

  • Disinfectant, hand sanitizer and tissues
  • Cleaning supplies – kitchen, bathroom, laundry and general items
  • Assorted toiletries – toilet paper; full-size shampoo & conditioner; African-American hair care products; body wash, hand soap & soap bars; deodorant, incontinence supplies, denture cream and denture cleaning supplies
  • Linens – NEW towels, twin or full size sheet sets, pillows, comforters
  • Dishware (microwaveable only), glassware and silverware sets
  • Kitchenware and small appliances – pots, pans, toasters, coffee makers, microwaves
  • Reading glasses

Gift & Fare Cards:

  • Single ride Ventra cards
  • Grocery gift cards – Pete’s Fresh Market, Jewel and Mariano’s
  • Shopping gift cards – Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree
  • Walgreens and CVS gift cards

Items we do not accept:

  • Clothing
  • Used Linens
  • Open/expired food or medications
  • Baby items or toys
  • Flammable items such as candles or incense
  • Large furniture

If you have a question about whether we will accept your item, please contact Debra Duncan at [email protected] before coming to our location.

Donations are typically accepted at our location at 2822 W Jackson Blvd during regular business hours, 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. If you need to make other drop off arrangements, please contact Debra to schedule your time and location.