Donate food to help with coronavirus relief effort
We are accepting food donations to help with our coronavirus relief efforts at our warehouse (2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113). Starting in July, we are changing our donation times to Mondays – Thursdays from 10 am – 2 pm. Please use the door marked “FOOD DONATIONS” to drop off your items.
Non-Perishable Food We Are Looking For:
- Fruit: Pineapple, peaches, mango, pears, applesauce, mandarin oranges, mango, prunes/raisins
- Vegetable: Carrots, Corn, mixed veggies, green beans, peas, bamboo shoots, baby corn
- Entrée: Chili, chicken noodle soup, pasta sauce, mac and cheese, ravioli, enchilada sauce, chipotle in adobo, diced chiles, diced tomato, tomato paste, fava beans, curry soup, coconut milk, curry paste, tomato soup
- Base/Grain: Rice, spaghetti, macaroni, oatmeal, corn flour, fideo noodle, rice noodle, bean thread noodle
- Protein: Tuna, chicken, black bean
- Snacks: Individually packaged and NUT-FREE
- It is best if all canned items are under 16oz.
- Looking for pop tops
- Requesting that items be nut-free
- Not accepting expired food – please make sure the food you are donating will not expire for the next 6 months (at minimum)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are food donations important to The Sheridan Story?
While financial donations greatly assist us in purchasing food from bulk suppliers, food donated to us decreases our purchasing costs. Coronavirus-related disruptions in our community are making food donations increasingly important in helping us provide food to children facing increased food insecurity.
What is the process like when I bring the food to The Sheridan Story warehouse?
You can drop off food donations any weekday from 10am – 2pm at our warehouse located at 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113.
- When you arrive, go to the door marked “FOOD DONATIONS” and you will be greeted by TSS (The Sheridan Story) staff or volunteer. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please do not enter the facility. Please remember to not touch your face, wash hands regularly, maintain 6 feet of separation from others, and sneeze or cough into your elbow.
- TSS staff or volunteer will weigh your donation and fill out a donation form. You will be receiving an electronic receipt of your donation.
- You will then sort your donation into the appropriate bins marked with the following labels: (1) Fruit, (2) Vegetable, (3) Entree, (4) Base/Grain, (5) Protein, (6) Pop-top fruit, (7) Pop-top vegetable, (8) Pop-top entree, (9) Snacks, (10) Expired already, and (11) Non-food. TSS staff or volunteers can help with this step.
- Once items are sorted, your food donation is complete.
Why are you only looking for certain types of food?
We accept all food from food donations, but only use high quality food that retains dignity for our children and families. Learn more about our food here. Any items that we are not able to use will be donated to a local partner food shelf in Minneapolis.
Does The Sheridan Story pick up donated food?
We are currently unable to pick up donated food. If you are able, please drop it off at our warehouse located at 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113.
Can I donate produce?
Yes! During the summer, we run a produce program to give fresh produce to local families. You can donate produce from your garden at home, business, or faith community. Your donations will be distributed weekly as early as mid-June and as late as October, depending on the growing season. Drop off produce donations at our warehouse located at 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113 on Mondays and Tuesdays from July 6 – September 30, 2020. Click here to read more about produce donations.
Are there other ways to help?
Yes, financial partners are essential in the successful implementation of our programs and our coronavirus relief efforts. Tax-deductible donations of all amounts are greatly appreciated and allow us to continue our work fighting child hunger, especially during these unsettling times. It’s a great way to amplify your impact alongside your food donations.
Additionally, you can help by spreading the word to your networks. You can share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn; create a fundraiser on Facebook or create your own fundraising page; support organizations and businesses who are supporting our mission; or any other way you’d like to share our efforts with your family, friends and colleagues.
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