~Loving your neighbor means helping those in need even if they don't live next door~

Lending a helping hand to those in need.

Lending a helping hand to those in need.

Lending a helping hand to those in need.Lending a helping hand to those in need.

How You Can Help



Below is a list of just some suggested food items that are great to donate. Of course, we accept all donations most graciously as every little bit helps someone in need. We do ask that items not be in bulk as we are unable to repackage them in more manageable quantities and most families are unable to use such large items. If you ever have any questions on items you would like to donate simply contact us.

  • Pancake and muffin mix that only require water
  • Canned soups
  • Pasta meals
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned fruits
  • limited amounts of fresh produce 
    • (i.e. potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes etc.)
  • Allergy friendly foods
  • Basic Staple Pantry Items
    • (i.e. flour, sugars, spices, extracts, beans, oil, etc.)
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Juice Boxes

Items that are often forgotten about but greatly needed:

  • Household Cleaning Supplies and Paper Products
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Again, this is just a list of suggested items, we graciously accept most all donations!



We are always in need of committed volunteers to help provide service to our community. Typically our volunteers work for about 1 1/2 hours up to twice a month on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings. If you are unable to commit to a regular schedule or are unable to volunteer in the mornings but still would like to help please contact the Kimball Area Food Shelf and we can talk about other ways you may be able to help.

We can also use the help of volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month to help unload the truck from Second Harvest. These items can sometimes be heavy so you would need to be able to lift heavy boxes, or be willing to help stock shelves, help put items in storage, or reorganize areas for new items.

If you are interested in finding a way to volunteer, please contact us.

Please Check What you Donate Carefully

For food safety reasons, items like rusty or dented cans, unlabeled packages, or non-commercially packaged food cannot be distributed. The same goes for perishable items, out dated items, and especially opened containers. If you are unsure, please contact the Kimball Area Food Shelf before donating. 

How Your Organization Can Help

If your organization is interested in a fund raiser or looking for a way your organization can help, please contact the Kimball Area Food Shelf ahead of time for help and suggestions.