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Emergency Hospitality Supplies

Trinity's emergency supply cabinet serves people in immediate need with food, toiletries, and other supplies for basic survival. Your donations are critical to keep this service running, and your help is deeply appreciated!

This guide shows you what we need, so you can choose how to donate most effectively.


Please consider picking up a few items each time you go grocery shopping, or buy in bulk if something is on sale.

Basic Tips

• The best options are nutritionally complete, shelf­-stable foods that don't require preparation: ready-to­-eat meals with pull­tab cans

• Include some vegetarian, vegan, nut­-free, and gluten-­free options
• Consider personal care items for hygiene, health, and warmth
• No expired or open food!!!

 

Remember: if you wouldn't use it, don't donate it

These items are almost always in need, and can make an immediate difference in someone's life!

 

Choose nutritious, shelf­stable, durable, portable, easy­to­eat foods that don't require much preparation or tools -­ with pull­-tab cans where possible!

 

  • Ready-­to-­eat, heat-­and-­eat, and just-­add-­water meals

    • Canned soups, stews, chili, etc.

    • Instant noodles, soup cups

    • Meal replacement beverages

  • Healthy snacks

    • Trail mix & granola/cereal bars

    • Dried & canned fruits

  • Proteins

    • Peanut and other nut butters

    • Canned / dehydrated meat & fish

    • Canned bean salads, etc.

  • Basic toiletries

    • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss

    • Soap, deodorant, sanitary wipes

    • Feminine hygiene products

  • Baby food, formula & diapers


If you are unsure whether you should donate an item, check in with us first.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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