What can be donated?

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

  • Granola Bars
  • Canned Soups
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Baby Food/Formula
  • Diapers
  • Reusable Grocery bags
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Shower gel, Toothpaste, etc.) 

Food Items

Beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, rice, tuna, etc.

Non-food Items

Personal hygiene products, diapers, facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, etc.

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 E 050 A)
  • NEIU Police Station (Room PF 104)