Volunteer

Provide Groceries for Metro Homeless Youth

Donate groceries and other items at our homeless youth shelters and transitional housing program for minor moms and their families. See a full list of needs below.

Because we have instituted no contact delivery procedures, please contact us before you visit to learn about the process and let us know you will be coming.

The most urgent needs are bolded in the list below.

Contacts:

Streetworks
street.works@lssmn.org

All other services
MetroHomelessYouth@lssmn.org

 

In-Kind Donation Needs

Service Grocery Needs Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies Activities for Youth in Quarantine
Rezek House
  • Fresh fruit and veggies
  • Milk
  • Frozen chicken (nuggets/tenders or breasts)
  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Bread & Eggs
  • Bagels
  • Cream cheese
  • Pizza rolls or Hot Pockets
  • Lunch meat
  • Ramen noodles
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Spray bottles
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • A working laptop
  • Magazines (Ebony, Essence, Family Circle, Sports Illustrated)
  • Color by number books for adults
  • Colored pencils
  • Playing cards
  • Giant adult coloring pads
Transitional Living Program
  • Lunch meat
  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Bagels
  • Cream cheese
  • Pizza Rolls or hot pockets
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Spray bottles
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Magazines (Ebony, Essence, Family Circle, Sports Illustrated
  • Color by number books for adults
  • Colored pencils
  • Playing cards
  • Giant adult coloring pads
Safe House
  • Juice
  • Crescent rolls
  • Turkey or beef hot dogs
  • Frozen pizza/pizza rolls (cheese)
  • Fruit/veggies
  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Breakfast sandwiches or breakfast burritos
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bleach based products
  • Game console
  • Spare laptop
  • Books/magazines
  • Art supplies
  • Pajama pants, sweatpants, size S, M and L
  • Firewood
  • Puzzles
  • Drawing paper
  • Sketch books and coloring books
  • Pencil sharpener
LifeHaven
  • Baby formula (Similac, Similac Advance, and Similac Pro-Advance)
  • Organic baby food
  • Bread (white)
  • Coffee Creamer - French vanilla/caramel preferred
  • Butter
  • Juice
  • Brown Sugar
  • Frozen dinners/entrees
  • Pizza rolls
  • Frozen breakfast bowls/sandwiches/burritos
  • Breakfast sausages
  • Frozen burritos
  • Ice cream
  • Pop/Iced tea
  • Mac and cheese
  • Individual mac and cheese microwavable
  • Cereal
  • Fruit- Watermelon, blackberries, mangoes, grapes, bananas
  • Ramen noodles - Chicken flavored
  • Snacks/Chips
  • Smoked sausages
  • Baby bottles (all sizes, but small infant size is currently a priority)
  • Size 1 & 2 diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Comet cleaner
  • Scrubbing bubbles
  • Pine Sol
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Board Games
  • Movies
  • Gift Cards to Wet Paint art store
  • Canvases
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • NEW baby clothes (especially 0-6 months)
  • Match Light Instant Charcoal (not lighter fluid)
StreetWorks
  • Cheez-its
  • Trail Mix
  • Granola Bars
  • Beef Jerky
  • Bottled Water
  • Cup of Noodles (with the actual cup to make the noodles in)
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Travel size hand sanitizer
  • Face masks
  • Diapers: Sizes Newborn, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Wipes (sensitive skin or scent-free)
  • Bug Spray (travel sized)
  • Sunscreen (travel sized)
  • Laundry soap (individually wrapped packets)
  • Art supplies (colored pencils/canvases/ adult coloring books)
  • T-shirts (plain white cotton men’s t-shirts, the 3 or 5 packs) Size S - XXL
  • Underwear – Men’s boxers and boxer briefs: S - XXL
  • Underwear – Women’s bikini briefs, hipsters, or boy short style: XS - XL (Or sizes 5- 10)
  • Bras – bandeau style or sports bras sizes S - XL (not cup sizes)
  • Air mattress – Twin and queen size with an air pump included
  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts – all genders, sizes S-XXL
StreetWorks – Bags for Youth

 
Please help youth experiencing homelessness by assembling bags that can be individually distributed. The youth need snacks – food that does not require cooking (such as the items listed under StreetWorks above) and activities (like books, puzzles, and drawing supplies).

We cannot accept any foods with pork or seafood due to dietary restrictions.