Current and Urgent Needs

Be part of the solution.

At the Mission, we have immediate and recurring needs for items we use on a regular basis. Consider picking up a few extra things next time you shop and drop them by the Mission. We would be so happy to see you!

Current Needs:

FOOD STAPLES

 

100% fruit juice

Beef bullion

Butter or margarine

Canned fruit & vegetables

Canned soups

Cheese (sliced and shredded)

Cooking oil

Ground beef/tuna

Hot cereal (quick cooking oatmeal/grits/Malt-O-Meal/Cream of Wheat)

Ketchup/mustard/mayonnaise/Miracle Whip

Milk

Non-sugar boxed cereal

Pancake mix & syrup

Powered drink mixes (pre-sweetened)

Rice & pasta (spaghetti & elbow macaroni)

Salad dressing

Seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, pepper, seasoning salt, etc.)

Spaghetti sauce

Sugar

Yellow cake mixes

KITCHEN NEEDS

 

18” wide plastic wrap and aluminum foil

Bib aprons

Dishwasher-safe soup bowls

Foam or plastic cups (8 oz.)

Foam or sturdy paper plates

Foam bowls (12 oz.)

Napkins & paper towels

Non-plastic, dishwasher-safe silverware

CLOTHING

 

Black pants & white oxford-type shirts

Flip flops or shower shoes (all sizes)

Hoodies, sweatshirts, flannel shirts (especially larger sizes for men & women)

Jeans & pants (larger sizes for men & women)

Scrubs (larger sizes for men & women)

Tennis shoes (men’s, women’s & children)

OVER THE COUNTER MEDS

 

Items CANNOT contain alcohol, doxylamine succinate, phenylephrine HCI or dextromethorphan HBr

2×2 sterile gauze pads

Antibacterial ointment (individual packets)

Antifungal cream

Athlete’s foot cream (Lamisil) & powder

Band-Aids (all sizes)

Burn spray

Cold, flu, allergy & sinus medications

Cough drops & syrup

Multi-vitamins

Muscle/joint pain reliever or rub

Smoking cessation patches

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Batteries (all regularly used sizes)

Bus tokens

Ethnic hair products

Hangers

Heavy duty bike locks

Lysol disinfectant wipes and spray

Men’s deodorant

Poligrip denture cream

Spiral notebooks

Toilet paper

Twin sheets/blankets/comforters & pillow cases

Umbrellas

Washcloths & bath towels

Work gloves (all sizes)

DROP OFF LOCATION:

715 West State St.

Rockford, IL 61102
Food and Kitchen Needs
Drop off hours: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Saturday
Use north Food Service entrance off Mulberry Street
All Other Needs
Drop off hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
Use main entrance off State Street