Pathways 4 Youth

Pathways 4 Youth

Pathways 4 Youth, a service of Lutheran Social Service, located in Saint Cloud provides youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness a safe, secure, nonjudgmental space with access to services to meet their basic needs including a food pantry, clothing closet, showers, computer and internet access, caseworker support, and connections to area resources.

With your generous support, Pathways 4 Youth can continue offering young people a warm, hospitable welcome while supporting them. The following items are always needed.

Note: We are currently only able to accept new, unused, and unopened items.

Gift Cards — please make sure the value is written on the card

  • Target, Walmart, Coborn’s ($15-$20)
  • Gas cards — Kwik Trip, Holiday, Speedway ($20-$40)
  • Scooters, Caribou Coffee, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Subway ($10-15)
  • Bus passes, Uber, or Lyft gift cards


  • Shelf stable microwave meals
  • Individual wrapped beef jerky
  • Canned/packaged chicken and/or tuna
  • Ramen noodle cups
  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Fruit snacks
  • Frozen meals
  • Frozen pizza
  • Canned pasta


  • Athletic bras (S-XXL)
  • Socks — all genders (adult sizes)
  • Underwear — all genders (adult sizes, boxers, and boxer briefs)
  • White T-shirts — all genders (adult sizes)
  • Sweatpants — Men's sizes M-XL and Women's sizes S-XL
  • Leggings — Sizes S-XL
  • Winter jackets — Men's sizes S-XL and Women's sizes S-XL
  • Long underwear (any gender, adult sizes)
  • Winter hats — for extreme cold (all genders)
  • Gloves/mittens – for extreme cold (all genders)
  • Raincoats — all genders (adult sizes)

Household items:

  • Heavy duty backpacks
  • Can openers
  • Laundry bags
  • Laundry pods
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Handwarmers
  • Blankets

Hygiene items:

  • Wide tooth combs
  • Hairbrushes
  • Hair binders
  • Nail clippers
  • Travel size first aid kits
  • Travel and full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving cream and razors — all genders (travel and full size)

Baby items:

  • Baby wash
  • Diapers/pull ups — all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby lotion


Where to Give

Thank you for your support. It really does help us make a difference in the lives of youth.

  • Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday from 1–5 p.m (no appointment needed) at Pathways 4 Youth, 203 Cooper Avenue North, Suite 260, Saint Cloud, MN 56303 or contact us to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about the many ways LSS supports Minnesota’s youth experiencing homelessness. To contribute financially to our services for youth, please make a gift.


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