Our Wish List
Network of Community Ministries welcomes the following In-kind donations to help us serve people in need. Below is a list of items that we use regularly as well as items needed for our seasonal programs.
Current Food Pantry Needs
Baking Goods (Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil, pre-made mixes such as Bisquik and Jiffy)
Canned Fruit (any variety)
Jelly, Jams, and Spreads
Canned Meat (chicken, chili, tuna, etc.)
Canned Meals (ravioli, spaghetti o’s, etc.)
Mac and Cheese
Bottled Water (for volunteers)
Hygiene Products (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, tooth paste, toothbrushes, facial tissues, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies)
Items to keep Food Pantry clean and sanitized
Clothing Donations Update: Network is able to accept clothing donations on Mondays only from 8 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring clothing donations to the clothing donation door at side of building. Please don’t leave items outside.
Network accepts all new and gently used clothing. Critical clothing needs include:
Men’s Belts-New and Used
Men’s Small Pants and Shirts
Shoes (men and children)
Underwear and Undergarments – New Only (men, women, and children)
Socks – New Only (men, women, and children)
Children and Youth Clothes
Children’s School Uniforms (red white and blue polo shirts; Navy/khaki shorts, shirts, and pants)
Ongoing Program Needs
Bus and DART Passes
Gift cards in denominations of $15-$25 (from stores that carry groceries, toiletries, school supplies, etc.)
Seasonal Youth Program Needs
School Supplies (Pre-K through High School)
New, unwrapped toys for Toyland Express
Kid-Friendly food items for Big Meals for Little Kids
pop-top canned meals
microwavable individual meals
healthy snack choices
easy-to-toast frozen breakfast options
school-age appropriate books
Donated items can be dropped off at our office during our regular operating hours. We apologize for not having a pick-up service.
Food Pantry Donation Drop-Off
1500 International Parkway., Suite 300
Richardson, TX 75081
Monday – Wednesday 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday – 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm
We accept our last shoppers for both food and clothing 30 minutes before closing time.
Please Note: If you are bringing food to Network and have collected more than one carload of items, please email Laurel at or call 972-234-8880 ext. 110 before delivering to make sure our volunteers are prepared.
Unfortunately, there are just some items we cannot accept. These items include the following:
- Foods That are Home-Cooked
- Foods That are Opened
- Food Beyond Expiration Dates Listed on the Packaging.
- Furniture and Decorations
- Durable Medical Goods