Donate Food

Little Kitchen accepts produce donations! If you have spare garden produce you can donate those veggies to the food shelf! We will clean and package your produce in our licensed kitchen. Call Jennifer at 612-788-2444 for more information!


Please help us improve the quality of food we distribute by donating healthy items. The Healthy Food Donations list that follows was compiled by the Emergency Foodshelf Network, in New Hope, MN. They are an innovative food bank dedicated to serving hunger needs in our changing communities.

Download PDF of this list here.


  • Canned veggies, low salt or no salt added
  • Low sodium pasta sauce
  • Low sodium tomato paste
  • Low sodium diced tomatoes
  • Low sodium veggie juices
  • Canned white or sweet potatoes
  • Salsa


  • Canned chunk light tuna or chicken packed in water
  • Other shelf stable meats, low sodium
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Low sodium broth or bean soups
  • Unsalted nuts
  • Peanut butter


  • Canned fruit in light syrup or own juices
  • Applesauce, no sugar added
  • Dried fruits, raisins and cranberries
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Low sugar fruit spreads


  • Powdered milk
  • Shelf stable milk or milk alternatives such as rice and soy milk
  • Fat free pudding
  • Shelf stable cheeses


Note: first ingredient should be “Whole” — grain, corn, wheat

  • Brown rice or wild rice
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Whole grain muffin and pancake mixes
  • Old fashioned oats or low sugar oatmeal packets
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Whole grain animal crackers or graham crackers
  • Low fat, whole grain muffins and cookies
  • Trans fat free tortillas

Spices/Cooking Oils

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Chili powder
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Parsley