Your gift makes a difference in our community!
Every $10.00 you donate feeds a hungry child or family member for a month!
Every $35.00 you donate provides a school supply filled backpack for a child of a family in need.
A $50 donation provides a backpack filled with school supplies, a meal per day, and weekend meal packs for a child in need.
A $100 donation feeds a family of four for two months.
Food Pantry Donations
We welcome all nonperishable food donations.
The Gathering Source has many strong community, food bank and retail partnerships. Our strong purchasing power makes a monetary gift the best gift possible. For every $1 donated, The Gathering Source can purchase 5 pounds of food!
Food Donation Guidelines:
Â We encourage donations of food that will make a positive impact on nutrition and healthy eating. Please refrain from donating candy, cookies, potato chips, etc. PLEASE do note donate any food that has a use by or sell by date that is not current or in the future.
We are always in need of:
- Granola Bars
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Meats
- Canned Fruits
- Salad Dressing
- Soups (other than chicken noodle or any cream soups)
- Spices and Seasonings
- Canned meals (such as ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, stew, chili)
School Supply Collection
With the help of our rural communities, school supply backpacks are provided for Dodgeland schoolchildren of families in need.
Please keep an eye out for sales for school supplies and backpacks! We collect these supplies all year round. The Gathering Source also organizes a school supply drive each summer.
School Supplies Suggested Donations for Dodgeland Program:Â
- New Backpacks – all ages
- Sturdy Pocket Folders – all colors
- Highlighters – 2 or 5 pack
- Crayons – 8 or 24 pack
- Color Pencils – 12 or 24 count
- Wide and College Rule Spiral Notebooks
- Wide and College Rule Composition Books
- Pack of Eraser Tips
- Pack of 3 x 3 Post-It Notes
- Loose Leaf Wide Rule Paper
- Zipper Pencil Cases
- Round Tip Safety Scissors
Other ways to help our community
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eBay for Charity
As a PayPal Giving Fund Charity, donations can be made to The Gathering Source when selling or shopping on eBay. Click here for more information.