December 2020 Food Shelf Collection: Canned Goods

Throughout December 2020, the SOTV Food Shelf is collecting canned goods.

Most wanted items:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Tuna
  • Spam
  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Chili beans
  • Soup
  • Water chestnuts
  • Sloppy Joe sauce

Please bring any donations in a paper bag to the metal shelf by door 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

About Shepherd of the Valley Food Shelf:

Shepherd of the Valley partners with 360 Communities to operate our in-house food shelf. We typically assist 43 families weekly.

How you can help:

  • Give to the General Fund, which supports all of our ministries.
  • In-Kind donations needed (no monetary support needed for these ministries now). Please put all donations in paper grocery bags, and leave on the metal rack near Door 3 at SOTV on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
    • Non-perishable food and paper bags for the Food Shelf. Please check expiration dates; we cannot accept food that is expired. Thank you for your support!
      • Most needed items: hard taco shells, taco seasonings, canned pineapple, canned mixed fruit, canned mandarin oranges, brownie mix, cream style corn, cream of chicken soup, boxed scalloped potatoes, canned corn
    • Children’s artwork for people who are ill (in hospice care, nursing homes, and homebound)
    • Hand-made items for nursing home residents at Presbyterian Homes. Label bag “Presbyterian Homes Donation.”
      • Cards from the Heart are given to hospice patients and their families. See attached sheet for guidelines.
      • Fidget Blankets are given to individuals who have Alzheimer’s and Dementia and provide a variety of textures to busy their fingers and hands. See example patterns.
      • Prayer Squares are pocket-sized prayer shawls. See knitting and crocheting patterns (Example 1Example 2Example 3)

Questions about the food shelf? Contact Lisa Hegerman at 952.985.7329.

Can I still get food? Yes, SOTV is still having clients come get food in a modified way. To schedule an appointment, contact 360 Communities Burnsville office by calling 952.985.5300 Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.