Every year, St. Vincent de Paul provides food, coats, personal care items and other services to more than 100,000 individuals in need and we couldn’t do it without the generous donations of individuals like you.

Drive Support Materials

By hosting a drive at your business, school, or event, you can help families right here in Cincinnati by providing life’s most basic needs. Each and every drive makes a difference for struggling families in our community. 

Below are suggested items to collect for food and personal care item drives.

Most-Needed Food Pantry Items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Protein (such as tuna or chicken)
  • Cereal
  • “Meals-in-a-Can,” such as Ravioli, Beef Stew, etc.
  • Canned Fruit
  • Tomato products

Most-Needed Personal Care Items:

  • Bar soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Razors
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Tooth brushes/paste
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers

Food donations can be delivered to the Liz Carter Outreach Center in the West End at 1125 Bank Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214. Donations will be immediately sorted and distributed through the Edyth and Carl H. Lindner Choice Food Pantry to local families in need. For more information on food drives, contact Drives Coordinator, Casey Smith, at Csmith@SVDPcincinnati.org.

For additional drive support materials including templates for letters, information about St. Vincent de Paul and much more, click here

Thrift Store Drives

You can also hold a drive to benefit our seven thrift stores. The items you donate will be given free-of-charge to neighbors in need through a voucher system or sold with proceeds benefitting the many programs of St. Vincent de Paul. 

Most Needed Thrift Store Items:

  • clothing & jewelry
  • clean, usable furniture
  • household items
  • small appliances
  • shoes: men's and children's especially needed
  • household decorations
  • kitchen utensils
  • tools
  • sporting goods, bikes & toys
  • dishes, pots and pans
  • sheets & blankets
  • baby products

To donate the thrift store items call (513) 421-CARE (2273) for a free pick-up or drop off items at any of our seven locations across Cincinnati. You can also donate items at any of our more than 30 convenient donation boxes.