Food Donations

Feeding families is the first step forward.

Valley Outreach welcomes donations of non-perishable, unopened food items all year long and fresh garden produce during the summer and fall. 

When to Donate

Please bring donations in during our drive-up donation hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please follow the signs and volunteer directions and drive around the back of our building to our first loading dock.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Monday
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday
1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday
1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

We cannot accept drive-up donations outside of these hours.

Host a Food & Fund Drive

Every day in Minnesota, more than 9,000 people visit a food shelf to get help meeting their daily food needs. When you host a food & fund drive for Valley Outreach you help feed hungry individuals and families. 

We have resources and tools to make your drive a success. Contact info@valleyoutreachmn.org to get started. 

Special Kit IdeasPersonal Care Kit | Cooking Essentials Kit | Household Paper Goods Pack | Baking Bag Kit

Top Needs

Cash A $25 cash donation goes a long way in purchasing our top needed items.
Canned Meats Tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines
Grains Pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, quinoa, couscous
Spices and Oil Salt/pepper, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, salad dressing, condiments, olive oil
Cereal Whole grain, hot or cold, kid-friendly
Hygiene Products Paper towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers

Learn More about hunger in Minnesota

Doing Good Together – Making a Food Drive Really Count : Helpful information for families and kids in discussing issues of hunger and ways to take action.

Hunger Solutions – Winning Minnesota’s Food Fight : Learn more about hunger issues in Minnesota and ways to support change. 

SuperShelf – Transforming Food Shelves to Bring Good Food to All : Learn more about the innovative work being done in Minnesota to improve access to healthy food in our food shelves. 

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