In-Kind Donations

The Gathering welcomes in-kind donations. Below is a list of items we often need. Please call (414) 272-4122 or email to arrange drop-off or pick-up. Please remember that we prepare all meals on site for 100 to 250 guests daily.  Large quantities of the same or similar food items are especially helpful.

The Gathering of Southeast Wisconsin // In-Kind Donations

• Unopened perishable food items: produce, meat, bread, cheese and other dairy products.  No expired items, please.

• Non-perishable food items: rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned fruit/vegetables, oatmeal, cereal, seasonings and sauces

• Beverages: fresh milk, fruit juices, ground coffee, and bottled water

• Fresh vegetables and fruit for our Fresh Produce Preservation Project (August - November)

• Leftovers from catered events or parties depending on amounts, timing and delivery options.

• Homemade cookies, muffins, desserts depending on amounts, timing and delivery options.

• Toiletries:  soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, laundry soap, hand sanitizer and combs

• Paper supplies: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and tissues

• Winter apparel and outerwear: scarves, gloves, hats, socks, boots, sweaters, coats, jackets, umbrellas and rain gear

• Helpful items for guests experiencing homelessness: blankets, sleeping bags and backpacks 

• Occasional equipment needs: commercial can openers, freezers and refrigerators

• Kitchen and dining supplies: flatware, large containers, cooking utensils and quality knives