We appreciate your interest in helping stock our supplies. Here are our most pressing needs:

Food Needs

*please do not donate spoiled or expired food

  • Sliced bread
  • Lunch meat
  • Sliced cheese
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs
  • Oatmeal and grits
  • Cold cereals
  • Food handling gloves and caps
  • Canned goods (vegetables)
  • Bottled water

Shower Kit Needs

  • Sunscreen
  • Fingernail Clippers
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Shower shoes or flip flops, all sizes
  • Travel size mouthwash
  • Washcloths and towels
  • Travel size lotion

Medical Needs

  • Multi-vitamins and Vitamin C tablets
  • Band-Aids - all sizes
  • Gloves, size M
  • Medical Masks (purchased or handmade)
  • Reading glasses, any strength
  • Tums
  • Rolaids
  • Loperamide 2mg (Imodium or generic)
  • Omeprazole 20mg (Prilosec or generic)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid or generic)
  • Aleve

Ongoing needs

  • Weekly pill containers
  • Benedryl or generic
  • Loratadine
  • Zyrtec
  • Any allergy OTC med in generic form
  • Personal facial tissue packs

Women's Center Needs

(New or gently used only, please. We can only accept in-season clothing.)

  • Bras, all sizes, new only
  • Sports bras, all sizes, new only
  • Underwear, sizes 5-7, new only
  • Shoes, sizes 8-11
  • Pajamas, nightgowns, all sizes
  • Ankle socks and athletic socks, new only
  • Arts & craft supplies
  • Assorted food storage containers
  • 30 Cup Commercial Coffee Percolator 

Men's Center Needs

(New or gently used only, please. We can only accept in-season clothing.)

  • Undershirts, sizes 2XL and 3XL, new only
  • Boxers and briefs, new only
  • T-shirts, all sizes
  • Small, medium, 4XL boxers and briefs, new only
  • Men's pants, large sizes
  • Men's shirts, large sizes, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X
  • New or gently used jeans, all sizes
  • Sneakers sized 10 through 11.5
  • Giant print Bibles (font size 13 or larger)

Housekeeping Needs

  • Disinfectant spray
  • Pinesol
  • Glass cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Boxed rags
  • XL exam gloves
  • Liquid HE laundry detergent (no pods, please)

For more information, please contact Annel Rice (816) 421-7643 or at arice@shelterkc.org.