Provide Groceries for Metro Homeless Youth

Donate groceries and other items at our metro 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.



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In-Kind Donation Needs

Rezek HouseSafeHouseLifeHavenStreetWorks
Rezek is a two-year transition home for youth ages 16-21 who experience homelessness in the metro area and provide support in the form of case management and connection to resources.Safe House is an emergency shelter for youth ages 16-20, serving six in a single-family home in Saint Paul.LifeHaven is a family-style home in St. Paul’s East Side for 16-17-year-old mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness.StreetWorks is a collaborative of youth-serving nonprofits, including LSS, that have provided street-based outreach to youth experiencing homelessness in the Metro area since 1994. StreetWorks also offers certification training for street outreach workers and other professionals across the state.
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Sanitizing spray (Lysol or similar)
  • Garbage cans (kitchen and bathroom)
  • Swiffer mops/sponge mops/mop buckets
  • Sidewalk salt
  • Dish sets/glasses
  • Baking trays/pans
  • Dish racks
  • Cutting boards/kitchen knives
  • Shower curtains
  • Bath mats
  • Floor cleaner
  • Twin comforter sets/pillow sets
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Formula (Similac or Similac Advance)
  • Pedialyte or Gatorade
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Small denomination gift cards (like Target, Cub, etc.)
  • Cake mix
  • Cake frosting
  • Laundry pods
  • New or gently used duffle bags/luggage
  • Sidewalk salt
  • Cloth masks
  • Small snacks (chips, nuts, jerky, granola bars, etc.)
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Pop/juice/fizzy water
  • T-Shirt undershirts (all sizes)
  • $10 Target gift cards
  • Size 5 Pamper diapers
  • Similac Total Comfort (purple can)
  • Sidewalk salt
  • Dr. Brown 8oz bottles
  • Bottle brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Infant winter clothing 9-12 months
  • Infant winter clothing 12-18 months
  • Bath towels
  • Twin bed sheets (solid, girly colors)
  • Bleach
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Light bulbs
  • Trash bags
  • Heavy duty paper plates
  • Underwear of all sizes for all genders
  • Sports bras, bandeau bras, or non-underwire bras that run in sizes XS-XXXL
  • Hair care items for textured hair
  • Chest binders or other gender-affirming undergarments
  • Travel sized shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Face cleansing wipes
  • Body cleansing wipes
  • Dry shampoo
  • Hair ties
  • Tents and tarps
  • Sleeping bags
  • Rain gear
  • Dry storage bags
  • Flash lights
  • Bug spray and sun screen
  • Sleeping pads
  • Twin sized air mattresses (self-inflating)