What does the Shelter Kitchen Need?

Posted September 26, 2015 by in All Posts, News

Written by Hannah Krafka, Marketing and Communications

So many families and individuals in our shelters need comprehensive, holistic care to get back on their feet. This includes detailed case management and connections to services as well as meeting basic needs like a place to sleep and three meals a day. At St. Vincent de Paul, we want to make sure our shelter guests receive healthy and well-rounded meals with special attention to those who suffer from medical conditions or food allergies. This can be a challenge when we rely heavily on donations to serve an average of 1,200 meals daily. We so appreciate your continuing generosity and listed kitchen items that will help us achieve our mission in the kitchen every day, one life at a time.

Questions? Want to hold a collection drive? Call (937)222-7349 ext. 410 to learn more. You can also set up a time to volunteer in the kitchen by emailing your contact information to volunteerinfo@stvincentdayton.org.

Food Items

  • Rice
  • Bagged Salads
  • Salad Dressing
  • Canned Entrees (beef stew, etc.)
  • Canned Fruit (all)
  • Canned Meat and Fish
  • Canned Vegetables (all)
  • Creamed Soups
  • Chips
  • Sugar, non-dairy creamer
  • Condiments
  • Disposable salt and pepper shakers
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Gravy
  • Hot sauce
  • Juice
  • Loaf Bread
  • Lunch Meat and Cheese
  • Margarine and Butter
  • Non-Stick spray
  • Cooking Oil
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Plastic “Ziplock” bags, Gallon Size
  • Produce
  • Sugar substitute
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vinegar


  • Disposable ½ sized casserole pans
  • Oven Cleaner- low odor
  • Paper bowls, cups, and plates
  • Plastic flatware and water bottles
  • Pots and Pans
  • Scouring Pads

Print this list to take on your next grocery trip!

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