Here's how you can help a cooling center

August 4, 2017

Thinking about donating food to a Cooling Center? Before you do, please remember that to ensure the health and safety of guests some items can not be accepted.

Cooling centers can NOT  accept:

  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • Non-commercial canned or packaged items
  • Open or used items or food products

Cooling centers can accept:

  • Prepackaged foods like granola or snack bars
  • Commercially prepared shelf-stable products
  • Whole, intact fruit and vegetables

At this time, cooling centers also are not able to accept prepared or catered foods. If you are a restaurant, caterer or other business interested in donating prepared food items, please consider giving to a local nonprofit that serves meals to people in need.