Items Needed for the Food Pantry

Suggested Items for Donations.  The Dearborn Community Food Pantry is supported in large part by the faithfulness, time and generosity of First UMC and Good Shepherd UMC congregations via cash/food donations, equipment, and volunteer hours.  Every other month, we receive beverage/food donations from the City of Dearborn.  The items listed below are those in greatest need and low stock.


  • Ketchup
  • Miracle Whip
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salad Dressing: Catalina, Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar, Ranch
  • Salsa

Canned Fruit

  • Fruit cocktail
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears

Canned Beans

  • Vegetarian Baked Beans

Canned Meat

  • Spam

Dried Beans

  • Split Peas
  • Great Northern
  • Navy
  • Lentils

Baking Items

  • Flour
  • Sugar (granulated and brown)
  • Olive Oil
  • Any herbs, spices and seasonings


  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Nut milks
  • Juice


  • KIND protein bars
  • Popcorn
  • Raisins
  • Dark Chocolate bars
  • Sandwich cookies
  • Choc. Chip Cookies (suitable for large family)
  • Benitos

Pet Food

  • Dog Food

Household, Personal Items

  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Body Lotion
  • Adult Briefs & Panty Liners
  • Brushes
  • Shaving Cream

Items not needed: Fresh bread, baked goods