Food and Toy Drive, benefitting Waite House

Food shelves are reporting their greatest shortages in years, and many caregivers are worried they won’t be able to provide holiday gifts to the kids in their lives. Recognizing the need is immense this holiday season, a group of community members is coming together to collect non-perishable food and (new) toys to benefit the families and individuals served by Waite House in South Minneapolis.

Stop by the St. Thomas the Apostle parking lot on December 16 from 10am-5pm, or December 17 from 10am-4pm, to drop off any items you are able to donate this year.

We want to extend a hearty thank you to the folks who are helping to put this event together: LHINC, Big Blue Boxes, St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Saint’s Men’s Club and Carondelet Catholic School.  Perhaps most critically, a large collections container has generously been donated from the team at Big Blue Boxes. 


Food Items (new and unopened):

  • Olive oil and vegetable oil
  • Flour, sugar – 4# bags or smaller
  • Meat soups
  • Chili with meat
  • Canned chicken, tuna or salmon
  • Canned fruit, in light syrup or own juice
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Assorted canned vegetables
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Coffee in small bags
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Old fashioned oats, instant oatmeal packets
  • Jelly and jam
  • Peanut butter
  • 100% fruit juice

Hygiene items (new and unopened):

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper, facial tissues
  • Dish soap – small bottles
  • Laundry soap


Dec 17 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


St. Thomas the Apostle Church
2914 W 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410