Food for Kids (Collection)




One-time only


450 North Syndicate Street
Saint Paul
United States


Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties serves nearly 1,600 Head Start children yearly. In these early education programs, our team of educator, family advocates and volunteers help youth from ages 0-5 prepare for kindergarten. Children in our Head Start program and their families are in need of non-perishable food and other items.  


Tasks and Responsibilities: An individual or group of volunteers will host a collection drive and/or purchase items. Collect one box or 10+; any donation will help feed kids and their low-income families. Group leader must keep track of the number of volunteers assisting and total hours donated. Collect any of the items below; please contact us in advance to ensure that we have space available in our food storage area. 


Suggested Items to Collect/Purchase: (non-perishable and not expired) 

Baby Food (canned)

Beans (dry or canned) 

Canned Meats 

Canola, Corn or Olive Oil 

Cereal (hot & cold, rice for babies) 

Flour (corn, rice, wheat, etc.) 

Fruit (such as applesauce, canned juice, mango, orange, pineapple, etc.) 

Macaroni & Cheese 

Milk (shelf-stable or dehydrated) 

Pasta (rice noodle, spaghetti, etc.) 

Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jam, Honey, etc. 

Rice (jasmine, kokuho, long-grained, etc.) 

Salsa, Curry Paste, Ketchup, Mustard, etc.  

Sauce (spaghetti, fish, oyster, etc.) 

Soup (beef stew, chicken noodle, etc.) 

Vegetables (such as bamboo shoots, chilies, hominy, mushrooms, tomato, etc.) 

Halal or Kosher items appreciated 

Other: diapers, laundry detergent, soap (bath, dish), kid shampoo, toilet paper

Reusable bags (optional)  

Please DO NOT include any non-listed items or notes. Thank you!


Time Commitment/Location: Time depends upon how much food that you wish to collect. This volunteer task must be conducted entirely at your location and delivered to our St Paul office.


Please register before you begin collecting items and contact us before you drop them off. 


Benefits of Volunteering: Fantastic team-building activity for a group of any size or age. Knowledge that you are helping children thrive! 


For Information Contact: (before starting to collect items) or call 651-603-5979; and, 

Complete a Registration Form at


  • Groups
  • Families