Feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless in the Danbury CT area since 1982

Wish List

Food Items we particularly need:

      • Grape Jelly
      • Cream of mushroom soup
      • Cream of chicken soup
      • Spaghetti Sauce
      • Instant Mashed Potatoes
      • Canned chicken
      • Crushed black pepper
      • Ground Coffee -- regular -- not instant or decaf -- no beans please
      • Canned corn
      • Canned green beans
      • Canned Black beans
      • Sugar
      • Peanut Butter
      • Tomato sauce
      • Ziti & Penne Pasta
      • Ranch Salad Dressing
      • Italian Salad Dressing
      • Diced tomatoes
      • Baked beans
      • Hot dogs
      • Applesauce
      • Chili
      • Kidney beans
      • Spices
      • Hot chocolate
      • Strawberry Jelly
      • Canned Gravy -- Beef, Chicken and Turkey
      • Mayonnaise

Other things we can use:

      • Ziploc sandwich and garbage bags
      • Bath Towels
      • Individual toiletries -- soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, deodorant
      • Snacks for our ”Lunches to Go” —Chips, Cookies etc.
      • Black beans
      • Canned beef stew
      • 16 oz bottled water
      • Parmesan Cheese          
      • Hams -- canned or other
      • Canned chicken 
      • Paper Towels
      • Napkins

Items for Grab and Go Bags (in addition to sandwiches --

  • Fresh fruit
  • Cookies -- Home Made or Store Bought
  • Granola Bars and Pop Tarts
  • Individually Wrapped Snacks

If you want to donate sandwiches, follow these steps:
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2) Review the options and choose the spot(s) you like
3) Sign Up.   It's easy and you won't have to join or create a password.
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Things that we are not looking for:

      • Hot Sauce
      • Clothing except noted below
      • Fruit cocktail and other canned fruit
      • Elbow, farfalle, spaghetti, angel hair and other pasta -- only ziti & penne
      • Cold drink mix -- lemonade, iced tea, etc
      • Tomato soup
      • Chicken noodle soup

We are now accepting donations of the following clothing items

  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts/hoodies
  • Men's jeans -- size 32, 34, 36
  • Men's shirts
  • Men's winter and non winter jackets
  • Men's footwear -- especially workboots
  • New men's and women's underwear

We cannot accept donations of meat which has not come from a commercial supplier (ex no venison from hunters).

Dorothy Day House has limited storage facilities, so we are unable to accept clothes donations except for items noted above 

Unfortunately we are not able to arrange pickups of donations.   Pleasebring donations to Dorothy Day House is between 1:30 to 2:30pm any day of the week when the cooking crew is preparing the daily meal.  Our address is 11 Spring Street in Danbury CT  For directions , click here.

If you are planning to do a food drive, please contact Ken Ballard at 203-770-9668.  All food donations are used in meals prepared at the kitchen.   We do not distribute food baskets to our guests.    Therefore, there is no large requirement for food around Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.   Plenty of donations come in at this time, so if you are planning a food drive, if it is possible, please consider running it during the first 10 months of the year.

"Do not neglect to show hospitality, for by that means some have entertained angels without knowing it" - Hebrews 13:1-2

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
11 Spring Street, Danbury CT
Mailing Address: PO Box 922 Danbury CT 06813-0922
Tel:  (203) 743-7988

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