We serve not only a noon meal every weekday to the community at large but three meals each day, 365 days a year, to the residents in Men’s Services. This means well over 85,400 meals each year! The vast majority of the food we use is donated by individuals, churches and organizations, and the rest is purchased from the Mission budget. As you can see, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our community providing what we cook with.

The kitchen takes donations of all kinds including fresh garden produce, so think of us when those zucchini and peppers are more than you can preserve! You can drive them around to the kitchen on the back side of the Mission, or drop them off at the front desk. Any way you bring them, we will use them and enjoy them.

If you are donating canned goods and other packaged items, please bring them in #10 cans or other large sizes. This makes our work much easier.

Items we always need include:

  • Coffee/Tea
  • Juice
  • Kool Aid
  • Crackers
  • Flour
  • Sugar (brown and white)
  • Meat/Breakfast sausage
  • Canned chicken & tuna
  • Dried pinto beans
  • #10 cans of green beans & corn
  • Cream soups – mushroom, chicken
  • Beef & chicken soup base/boullion
  • Cheese
  • Dry cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Cream of wheat
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Brownie & cake mixes
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard & mayo)
  • Ranch salad dressing
  • Dish cloths

Who to Call With Questions

For any questions regarding food donations contact Food Services, at (765) 288-9122, ext. 117.

Men’s Service Needs


  • Washcloths
  • Towels
  • Pillow cases, white
  • Twin sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets


  • Men’s underwear
  • Men’s t-shirts
  • Men’s socks

Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo
  • Shave cream
  • Razors (at least twin blade)
  • Foot powder
  • Deodorant
  • Combs
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Liquid laundry detergent

First Aid Items

  • Triple antibiotic cream
  • First aid cream
  • Neosporin
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Treatments for sunburns & poison ivy
  • Eye wash
  • Ace wraps
  • Tweezers
  • First aid kits
  • Latex gloves

Items we cannot use directly for the guests of the Mission:

  • Items that are torn, stained or in need of repair
  • Opened bottles of health and hygiene items

Women’s Service Needs


  • New pillows
  • Twin sheets/pillow cases
  • Twin quilts
  • Towels and wash cloths

Apparel/Hygiene Items

  • New women’s underwear and bras
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Disposable razors
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste/Tooth brushes
  • Hair brushes/combs

Cleaning Supplies

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry baskets
  • Rubber gloves
  • General cleaning products

Family Service Needs

Baby Items

  • Onesies – 0-3 months
  • Sleepers – 0-3 months or 3-6 months
  • Disposable diapers – sizes 3 – 6
  • Receiving blankets
  • Socks or booties
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby powder, shampoo & lotions
  • Optional items: teething rings, pacifiers, small toys, sweaters, hats, etc.

Family Items

  • Laundry Soap
  • Clean, empty 1/2 gallon plastic containers with lids for laundry soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cleaning products
  • Hygiene products – women’s deodorant

Clothing, Furniture, and Household Items

You can drop off, or request pickup for, your clothing, furniture, and household items at the Ray Raines New Life Center or Attic Window Stores.