We accept food donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
We appreciate your generosity, but food safety is our top priority.
Items not received in person will likely be discarded.
The Laramie Soup Kitchen welcomes your food donations.
We accept canned, non-perishable, fresh, frozen, etc.
There is no need to check expiration dates, we will do all the sorting.
Unfortunately we are unable to take cooked or repackaged items that were prepared in a
home kitchen (please see Event Donations for items prepared in a commercial kitchen).
This includes homemade desserts and home-canned items.
Donations can be brought to the Soup Kitchen, located in the lower-level of St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral on 3rd Street, between Ivinson Ave. and University St.
We are open between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Items must be received in person or they will likely be discarded.
Check out our Wish List.
We accept leftover food donations from events provided they meet a few requirements.
It was prepared in a commercial/licensed kitchen
It was NOT on a self serve buffet line
It was prepared and stored in accordance with all health and safety standards
*Food donations must be cooled down (between 32 F and 41 F) before delivering
to the Laramie Soup Kitchen. We CANNOT accept food items that are still hot as our equipment cannot handle the cooling of large amounts of hot food.
Event donations are only accepted Monday through Friday unless prior arrangement is made.
Food drives put together by members of the community are always welcome.
For large food donations, please give us 24 hours notice, if possible, so we can ensure that staff is available to check in and process the donation.
Like all food donations, drop offs are welcome during normal business hours,
though earlier in the week is preferred. Earlier in the day is also very helpful for staff.
Items to Avoid
While generally all food is accepted, even if it is out of date, please do not donate the following:
Discolored/freezer-burned meat or any item that has been thawed and refrozen
Rusty, punctured, or bulging cans
Foods that smell stale/unpleasant or could have been exposed to rodents or chemicals
Prepared food that was placed on a self-service buffet
Anything prepared in a home kitchen or home canned items
Note: Surplus food prepared for an event, then donated must be kept at proper temperatures at all times and donated cold (below 40F).
Not sure about an item?
Please Call Us Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday through Friday!