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In-Kind Donations

The Media Food Bank accepts donations of food and other essential non-food items, as well as 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
(behind the church, off Baker Street).
Please contact us if you need to make alternate arrangements.

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!


Food Items

  • canned fish* (tuna, salmon, sardines)

  • canned olives*

  • canned soup*

  • cereal

  • chicken/vegetable broth

  • coffee

  • condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo)

  • cooking oil

  • crackers

  • flour

  • healthy snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks/roll-ups, etc.)

  • juice/juice boxes

  • popcorn (microwavable)

  • rice (incl. microwavable pouches)

  • sugar

  • syrup

  • tea

* 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 and wipes

  • dish soap / sponges

  • disposable razors

  • feminine hygiene products

  • laundry detergent

  • paper towels

  • shampoo

  • shaving cream

  • soap / body wash

  • toilet paper

  • toothpaste / toothbrushes


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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