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Most Needed Items at Local Food Shelves

360 Communities and Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers have a list of foods that they often need.

If you’re planning to donate to local food shelves, here is a list of some items that nearby organizations are looking for.


Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers


  • “Cellar” Foods: vegetables with long shelf-life, such as potatoes, winter squash, onions and carrots
  • Fruits and Vegetables: apples, oranges, melons
  • Dry Goods: oatmeal, rice, pasta, pancake mix, tuna and canned chicken, flour and dried beans
  • Condiments: Mustard, ketchup, salsa, soy sauce
  • Paper and Household Goods: toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and laundry detergent
  • Personal Hygiene Items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner and body wash

The Eagan and Lakeville Resource Center no longer accepts such items as pop, sweets, candy, chips and canned pasta.

See the full list here.

Monetary donations are also accepted.


360 Communities


  • Cereal (hot and cold)
  • Powdered milk
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned fruit
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Personal care products (tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo)
  • Disposable diapers (all sizes)
  • Cash donations are needed to purchase bulk items
  • Gift cards to purchase fresh nutritious food

See the full list here.


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mary jensen December 27, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Not one of these lists includes pet supplies.

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