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In-Kind Donations

The Media Food Bank accepts donations of food and other essential non-food items, as well as new and gently used (and clean!) clothing on behalf of the Clothing Closet at First Church Media.

Donations can be dropped off daily, 2-4 pm, at the Food Bank entrance (at the rear of the church on Baker Street). Please contact us if you need to make alternate arrangements - please do not leave donations outside!

See below for a list of commonly needed (and not- or less-needed!) items, or click here for a PDF. Regular-sized containers and non-expired food items are greatly appreciated! You can also order items directly via Amazon.


Food Items

  • baby food (jar or cereal/food pouches)

  • broth (chicken, vegetable)

  • canned beans*

  • canned fish* (tuna, salmon, sardines)

  • canned meat (corned beef, SPAM, chicken, ham)*

  • canned soup*

  • cereal (cold & hot - cream of wheat, grits)

  • coffee (ground)

  • condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo)

  • cooking oil (olive, canola)

  • crackers

  • dry beans

  • flour

  • healthy snacks (snack bars, nuts, dried fruit, etc.)

  • honey

  • hot chocolate packets

  • juice/juice boxes

  • milk (shelf-stable, cow- or plant-based, powdered or condensed)

  • oatmeal (canisters or instant packets)

  • popcorn (microwavable)

  • rice (bagged or microwavable pouches)

  • sugar

  • tea

  • vinegar (white, apple)

* cans with 'pop-tops' are helpful for guests who may not have the ability to easily use or access a can opener


Non-Food Items

  • band-aids

  • cat and dog food (wet & dry)

  • deodorant

  • diapers (1, 3, 4, 5, 6) and pull-ups (2T/3T, 3T/4T, 4T/5T, 6T)

  • dish soap / sponges

  • disposable razors

  • feminine hygiene products (thin & regular pads, liners, tampons)

  • laundry detergent (pods)

  • paper towels

  • shampoo

  • shaving cream

  • soap (bar or hand soap/body wash)

  • tissues

  • toilet paper

  • toothbrushes

  • toothpaste

  • wipes


Items NOT or LESS Needed

  • bottled water

  • soda

  • sports/energy drinks

  • candy

  • bread*

  • fresh fruit / vegetables*

  • frozen meat*

  • prepared foods*

* shelf-stable, non-perishable items are generally preferable; exceptions may be made if donations can be dropped off close to distribution - please contact us if you have any questions

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