Needs and Wants

We have the following needs for our various programs.

For use at Breakfast Wed thru Sat:

  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Napkins
  • 8 ounce paper cups
  • Plastic forks and spoons
  • 1 & 2 gallon zip lock plastic bags
  • 33 gallon garbage bags
  • Concentrated juice mixes
  • Ground meats (turkey, pork, chicken)
  • Spices, Granulated sugar
  • Salsa, diced tomatoes, canned or frozen corn
  • Volunteers for kitchen, serving, and making small dishes at home

Poverello hospitality house needs:

  • Kitchen utensils including dinnerware
  • Twin bed mattresses (5)
  • Bunk bed frame materials
  • 4 tall dressers
  • 4 small tables for bedrooms
  • Pictures / Wall Hangings
  • Plants and flowers for garden (especially spices)
  • Large garden statue of St. Francis
  • Raised bed garden wood kits



  • Books and video DVDs for library
  • Mobile military tent
  • Camping items

We are also in need of certain items to support our guests and keep our programs going. Currently, we would especially appreciate the following:

  • Job referrals, day labor positions, and ideas for low-cost housing for our guests
  • Warm blankets and coats
  • Diapers (any size, but especially size 3)
  • Dishes and other household supplies for guests who are moving into their own apartments
  • School supplies
  • Gift cards to Smart and Final, Big Lots, Target, Home Depot, Office Depot, or Walgreens
  • 25 lb bags of white rice and pinto beans
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Infant and/or child car seats
  • Sunscreen/lotion/chapstick
  • Art supplies (markers and crayons)
  • Sandwich board
  • Hot plates
  • Conference size folding tables
  • Printer paper
  • Household cleaning agents
  • Men’s, women’s and children’s underwear and socks
  • Travel size conditioner and toothpaste
  • Emergency preparedness supplies (first aid kits, flashlights and batteries, water, emergency radio, etc.)

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