Ways to Help

Donate Food

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.

Organize a Food Drive

We rely 100% on the Erie Community. We stock our shelves mainly from food drives. It is most effective when we can communicate what food items we are lowest on. We also provide basic toiletry items to our shoppers, if you would like to do a toiletry drive.

This is a great program for students who need several hours of service throughout the school year.

Neighborhood Bag Program

The Neighborhood Bag Program is a great way to serve the community on your own time and with your family. See if any of your neighbors would like to donate food on a regular basis. Leave a green bag (provided by us) with them. Every month, we send out a list of the food items the Food Bank needs. You relay the items to your neighbors and schedule a time to pick up their bag and then deliver it to us.

This is a great program for students who need several hours of service throughout the school year.

Donate Your Time

We always appreciate people who wish to roll up their sleeves and help out. In Erie, we have many people who want to help out during working hours. Currently, all of our volunteer positions are filled. Click on the link below to leave your name and contact information so we can get a hold of you when a spot opens up.

Item Donation List

Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Canned fruit (all types)
  • Canned meals (Chili, beef stew, Manwhich)
  • Canned vegetables (spinach, peas & carrots). Please NO Corn, Peas or Green beans! We have a ton!
  • Refried beans
  • Baked beans
  • Canned beans (pinto, kidney, etc.)
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken)
  • Boxed meals (Mac-n-Cheese, Hamburger Helper)
  • Boxed rice (such as Rice a Roni)
  • Instant potatoes
  • Canned tomatoes, tomato sauce & tomato paste
  • Fruit juice (all types)
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Pancake mix & syrup
  • Jelly & Peanut Butter
  • Vegetable oil / Olive oil
  • Sugar & Flour
  • Crackers
  • Top Ramen

Toiletries / Cleaning Supplies

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrushes

Ideas to involve
your family.

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.


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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.

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