Donate Food
& Supplies

Donate Food
& Supplies

Heart, Love & Soul Donation Guidelines

We are always accepting various items to stock the Pantry and Necessary Store, supply the kitchen, and support our additional programs.

Heart, Love & Soul greatly appreciates every donation we receive. Each donated food or supply item helps support the health and well-being of our guests, and goes towards ending hunger in Niagara Falls.

Dry Goods

  • Black-eyed peas
  • Cereals
  • Dry beans
  • Instant potatoes
  • Mac & cheese
  • Pasta, any type
  • Rice, any type
  • Rice-A-Roni boxed mixes

Canned Goods

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Protein: tuna, chicken
  • Soup
  • Chili
  • Pork and beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta, canned


  • Evaporated milk
  • Condensed milk


  • Chili mix
  • Gravy mix
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Oil, small bottles
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Seasonings / Spices
  • Taco mix


  • Coffee
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly / Fruit Spread
  • Cookies
  • Pudding
  • Jello

The items listed below are always in demand. For additional donation ideas, please view our Amazon wish list, or consider selecting Heart, Love & Soul as your supported charity through Amazon Smile to donate a portion of any purchase.

  • New Clothing for men and women, 
    • Winter coats, sweatpants, and sweatshirts
  • Toiletry Items for men and women
  • Paper Products: Toilet paper, paper towels, tissues
  • Diapers: Sizes 3,4,5 & 6
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Laundry Supplies
  • School Supplies
    • Composition books, wide-ruled
    • Backpacks
    • Two-pocket folders without prongs (in red, purple, yellow or green)
    • Two-pocket folders with prongs (in red, purple, yellow or green)
    • Three-ring binders, 1-1/2” and 2”
    • Tab dividers
    • Filler paper (wide- and college-ruled)
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Colored pencils
    • Ticonderoga #2 pencils

Personal Care Items

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash (men’s & women’s)
  • Deodorant (men’s & women’s)
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving razors (men’s & women’s)
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine care products
  • Adult incontinence products


Laundry Supplies

  • Color-safe bleach
  • Dryer sheets
  • Laundry detergent


New Clothing (for men & women)

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hats and gloves
  • Children’s hats and gloves
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Jelly
  • Syrup
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Please do NOT donate:

  • Perishable items
  • Expired or pre-opened items
  • Fresh produce
  • Prepared foods
  • Refrigerated or frozen foods
  • Vitamins
  • Over the counter medication
  • Alcohol
  • Used clothing
  • Furniture
  • Appliances

Please note that Heart, Love & Soul does not accept used or secondhand clothing donations. Donations of new children’s toys are only collected during the Christmas season.

If you would like to donate secondhand clothes, please consider one of the following agencies in Niagara Falls:

  • Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission, 1317 Portage Road

  • Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 Michigan Avenue
  • Heavenly Threads, Holy Trinity Community Thrift Store, 1419 Falls Street

Host a collection drive

Take action against hunger and help your neighbors in need! To host a food drive in benefit of Heart, Love & Soul, please contact us by phone or email. We will provide you with a current list of our most needed items.

We recommend running your drive for at least 2 weeks. Once your collection period is over, please drop off your donations during our normal hours of operation at 939 Ontario Avenue | Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

Every donation helps create a stronger community.

Interested in making a monetary donation?