What can be donated?

High-demand items (make a big impact with your donation) include:

Food Items

  • Granola Bars
  • Cooking oil (any kind)
  • Non-dairy milk (nut, almond, soy, etc.)
  • On-the-go instant meals(i.e. ramen)
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Baby Food/Formula
  • Dry Beans
  • Lentils
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Salad dressing
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Sandwich bread 
  • Canned soups (including vegetarian)

Non-food Items

  • Can openers
  • Toiletries 
    • Shampoo
    • Soap 
    • Body wash 
    • Toothpaste & toothbrush
    • Deodorants
    • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent (single packs) 
  • Dryer sheets 
  • Diapers
  • Reusable Grocery bags

What cannot be donated?

Opened or partially used items, including canned, bottled and dried goods, products not in their original packaging, products with no ingredient information labels, homemade or home-canned products, products that have been contaminated, alcoholic beverages or energy drinks of any kind, expired products, pet food, clothing, cleaning supplies and toys.

Where to drop off donations?

  • NEIU Student Pantry, Room SU 123
  • NEIU Police Station, Room PF 104
  • Pedroso Room B-159
  • Student Disability Services Room D-104
  • Room BBH 247