There are several ways you can give. Stocking our shelves is very appreciated. Donating money is a very easy and simple way to support our mission. Giving us your time is a very rewarding way to help the needy in Erie.
Ways to Donate
Our donation needs change regularly. Please see the list below for the items we currently need. We accept donations during our regular hours or by special appointment.
Neighborhood bags wear out. Shelves break. Food costs money. Your donations help us keep helping the people of Erie.
Donate Your Time
We always appreciate people who wish to roll up their sleeves and help out. From people tending the store to Neighborhood Bag volunteers, there is always help that is needed. Please click below to apply.
Item Donation List
Current as of 1/28/19
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Laundry Detergent
- Dish Soap
- Cereal (other than Cheerios)
- Instant Oatmeal
- Canned meals like ravioli, chili, Manwhich, beef stew
- Boxed meals like Hamburger Helper
- Canned Fruit / Fruit Cups
- Refried Beans
- Coffee / Tea
- Pasta / Spaghetti Sauce
- Cooking Oil
We DO NOT need:
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn
(We have cases and cases of these items!)
We appreciate all other canned fruit and vegetables!
Ideas to involve
Give kids a donation budget and a shopping list.
On your next trip to the grocery store, give kids a shopping list of our currently needed items and a budget. Let them choose how to spend that money. Give them challenges – what is the largest number of needed items you can get within your budget?
Create a donation box.
Dedicate a box to be filled each month, and allow kids to add items throughout the month. Let them choose one item from the donation list at each store they visit throughout the month. Come in as a family and make the donation together.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
We can never get enough help with helping others. It takes resources and a team
to make it happen. Please consider donating your time, some food or some
money to a wonderful cause. Erie people helping Erie people.