Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association (CCEA)

Christians United in Service to the Community

Registered 501(c)3

CCEA Food Pantry Donation Ideas

 Breakfast Items: *

            Box Cereals - Oatmeal - Pancake Mix & Syrup - Breakfast Bars - Pop Tarts - Grits

Canned Fruit:

            Any variety of canned fruits

Bakery Items:

            Shelf Stable Cookies - Cake Mixes - Brownie Mixes - Muffin Mixes - Corn Bread Mix

Drink Items: 

            Dry Mixes with sugar included like cool-aid, tea or lemonade - Bottled Juices - Tea Bags - Coffee (instant and ground) - Milk (dry or canned) - Bottled V-8

Peanut Butter and Jelly: *   

            Medium to large family sizes (like 12 oz. or larger)

Canned Soups:

            All Varieties - Mix with Water or Eat as is from Can


            Saltines - Oyster - Snack

Pasta Sauces:

            Spaghetti Sauce - Alfredo Sauce

Dry Pasta Items:

            Macaroni - Spaghetti - Lasagna - Farfalle - Egg Dumpling Noodles - Any Dry Pasta

Dry Protein Items:

            Dry Beans (pinto, northern, kidney) - Dry Lentils - Split Peas

Dry Starches:

            Rice - Boxed mashed Potatoes - Biscuit Mixes - Corn Meal - Self Rising Flour


            Sugar - Salt - Pepper - Mustard - Ketchup - Any Spices - Mayonnaise -

            Salad Dressings (like Ranch, French, and Italian) - Meat Marinades n Sauces

Snack Items:

            Pudding or Jello Mixes, Popcorn (microwave or regular)

Side Dish Pouch Items:

            Seasoned Pasta Packets - Seasoned Rice Packets - Mashed Potato Pouch Mixes

Ramen Noodle Soups:

            Beef - Chicken - Shrimp flavors of Ramen Soups

Canned Meal Items:

            Canned Spaghetti, Canned Ravioli, Beef Stew, Chicken n Dumplings, Canned Chili

Canned Vegetables:

            All Varieties of Vegetables, Canned Potatoes, Canned Beans, Veg-All

Complete Boxed Meals:*

            Betty Crocker Complete Meals (even has the meat in box) - Hamburger Helper -

            Tuna Helper - Chicken Helper - Macaroni n Cheese -

Canned Meats:*

            Spam or Treet - Canned Chicken - Canned Beef - Shelf Stable Canned Ham -

            Canned Pork - Canned Corned Beef - Canned Corned Beef Hash - 

            Canned Fish (tuna, salmon)


Items noted with the asterisk* are least donated and most needed.

Please no economy or group sized items. No #10 cans. Thanks!

Please note that the pantry is very low on most everything!