Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Food Pantry Needs List

With the help of individual donors, church partners, and community partners donating to Mercy’s Gate food pantry, we offer an on-site food pantry to support the working poor in our community during financial crises by enabling them to stretch their income further. Our neighbors can choose from a wide selection of items, which are arranged like a grocery store, and they are assisted by a volunteer who guides them through the process while demonstrating the love of Jesus.

Come be a part of Mercy's Gate by making a food donation today. Rather than solely relying on purchasing food from the grocery store, we also offer the option to purchase items from our Amazon wishlist to help support our cause.


  • Baby food
  • Baking items (cookie and cake mixes, frosting, Jell-0, baking soda, flour, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, etc.)
  • Beans (canned or dried)
  • Boxed items (Rice-a-Roni, potatoes, Hamburger Helper and rice mixes)
  • Bread
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned meals (chili, stews and ravioli)
  • Canned tuna
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Condiments
  • Crackers
  • Eggs
  • Fruit (fresh or canned)
  • Jelly or jam
  • Juice (shelf-stable)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Meat (store-packaged)
  • Milk (fresh or shelf-stable)
  • Oatmeal (regular or instant)
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Ramen
  • Rice
  • Snacks (individually wrapped)
  • Soup (condensed or chunky)
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Tea
  • Tomato products
  • Vegetables (fresh or canned)


  • Baby diapers
  • Egg cartons, cardboard, or Styrofoam
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Gently used paper grocery sacks and/or plastic bags
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors and shaving cream)
  • Toilet paper
  • Wipes

Donating to Mercy’s Gate’s Food Pantry

Kindly drop off your donations at Mercy's Gate located at 4360 Montebello Drive, Suite 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. The entrance to the food donation room can be found at the back of our facility, marked with a sign that says "Food Donations." Our doors are open to receive donations any day of the week, between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Just follow the directions on the door for easy access. Inside the donation room, you will find a refrigerator and freezer which you can use to store your perishable donations like meat, milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables. We only accept unopened donations, so please keep that in mind.

To Donate Large Food Quantities:

For those with a substantial amount of food to donate, Calvary United Methodist Church at 4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, CO 80918, is happy to receive your contribution.

A group of volunteers is available to assist with the processing and sorting of these donations before transferring them to our on-site pantry.

Please visit this location on Tuesday or Friday between 8:00 am and 10:00 am to donate.

If these times do not suit your schedule, you may contact Jenny Kay at (719) 427-2115 or email her to arrange an alternate time.