Union Gospel Mission Needs

We are looking for the following types of donations

WARM WINTER GEAR:

The Union Gospel Mission is in immediate need of warm winter gloves (esp. larger sizes). Also needed are hats, scarves, socks and boots. We have a great need for Women's XL-3X and Men's XL to 4XL, warm winter coats. (Tall sizes also welcome.) The homeless, need to layer in order to stay warm, safe on our below zero Minnesota days and nights.

Are You a Quilter?

Do you know a group of quilters? The Mission is looking for donations of Quilts, heavy blankets and sleeping bags. They may be new or gently used. Special Note: Please, it is important that they are in good shape and clean.

Bottled Water and Bottled Beverages. Hydration:

We are currently in dire need of bottled beverages such as water, Gatorade or Powerade or soda to go with meals

To-go containers:

Our food service dept is in need of 3 compartment 'hot food' to-go containers, 6x6 square dessert/salad type containers (Sam's Club is a good source), 12 oz. soup cups with lids and/or to-go 8 oz. coffee cups with lids.

Food Items currently most needed for our meal program:

Cream of Chicken soup (not cream of mushroom because of allergies)
Canned tomatoes, diced or whole
Pastas: Egg noodles, elbow macaroni, rotini, rotelle, lasagna noodles or medium shell pastas
Stuffing Mix
Canned green beans
Canned baked beans
Fruit cups or applesauce cups
Grocer’s Gift Cards: These are incredibly helpful when feeding our neighbors in need! This enables us to best utilize what we have on hand. A gift card then allows us to purchase what is needed to complete a meal. Often, the one or two ingredients we may not have on hand to complete a quantity sized meal/recipe. Gift cards sincerely help our meal program immensely in best serving our neighbors in need.