NDSM Puts Both Food and Money to good use

Our food assistance programs are unique. Rather than providing a standard “grocery bag” of staples. Instead, we allow clients to choose from a variety of healthy, nutritious foods – up to $250 worth for a family of five.

How we use money

For $1.00 we can buy what would cost $11.62 at a grocery store or warehouse store. Our buying power and special relationships allow us to stretch every dollar. In short, we really leverage your contributions.

How we use food

Unfortunately, there are some items we cannot obtain at a discount.  So your donations of these food and hygiene items help us to stretch our budget and provide more variety for our clients. 


We currently could use the following items:
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Soups
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Chef Boyardee Pasta
  • Jelly
  • Canned Tuna
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Carrots
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
*Please, no glass containers


However you choose to give – WE APPRECIATE IT!
Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
NDSM provides food to between 750 and 900 people every week
NDSM expects to provide $1,510,000 in food assistance in 2012
NDSM is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization