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

Wish List

Things we really can use right now::

  • Mustard
  • Grape Jelly
  • Olives
  • Instant Rice
  • Coffee -- ground not beans
  • Canned mixed vegetables -- particularly green beans and corn
  • Canned Gravy -- Beef, Chicken and Turkey
  • Twin size sheets
  • Adult warm winter gloves (especially men's) and adult warm winter hats 
  • Men's L and XL ski jackets
  • Mens Medium T shirts and underwear
  • Women's size 8 underwear
Other things we could use:
  • Canned Mixed Fruit
  • Canned pineapple
  • Italian Salad dressing
  • Ramen noodles in cups
  • Sugar
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Paper products -- toilet paper, napkins, paper towels
  • Fresh fruit
  • Stop & Shop Gift Cards 
  • Individual sized toiletries -- soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deoderant
  • Heavy duty potholders
  • Disposable razors
  • Umbrellas
  • Hams -- canned or other
  • Salt, Pepper and Spices
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Canned chicken and other canned meats
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Gravy
  • Cheese -- any kind
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Silverware 
  • Mens and Womens thermal underwear

Things that we are not looking for:

  • Pasta
  • Black beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Hot Sauce
  • Ranch salad dressing
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Clothing except adult gloves, adult hats and large/extra large ski jackets
  • Cold drink mix -- lemonade, iced tea, etc
  • Turkeys

If you are considering donating a turkey, if you can do so, please donate a ham instead.   It's much easier to prepare and serve.

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 facillities, so we are unable to accept clothes donations except for adult ski jackets, warm adult gloves, and winter adult hats. 

Unfortunately we are not able to arrange pickups of donations.   The best time to bring donations to Dorothy Day House is between 1pm and 2:30pm any day of the week when the cooking crew is preparing the daily meal. It's a good idea to call (203-743-7988) to make sure someone is at the kitchen before dropping off donations. For directions to Dorothy Day House, click here.

We welcome groups to conduct food drives for items found on our Wish List.   However, all food collected is 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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