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 Donating Food

On the average, we provide over 90,000 lbs. of food to families each month (due to demand for our services, up from 30,000 last year!)  While cash donations assist us in purchasing food, we also rely on food and personal care items from our area communities to fill in the gaps. Food may be donated and dropped off during all open hours.

  Food & Fund Drives

Food and fund drives are a fun way to get make a positive impact! Drives are perfect for schools, businesses, neighborhoods, civic groups, faith communities, etc to get involved. 

If you plan on hosting a food and/or fund drive, please let us know at We can help provide marketing materials, set up a specific fundraising campaign on our donor platform, help provide creative ideas as well as help promote via social media.

  Current Needs

Each month, Bountiful Basket posts our “Most Current Need” In light of the upcoming food drive season, we have posted our October needs a bit early! If you are making a food donation or hosting a food drive, please consider from the following items. Of course, any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Current Needs: See Below

School Snacks: “Smart Snack Certificated” items including but not limited to: Kirkland Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars, Nature Valley’s Oat & Honey Granola Bars, Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, Motts Apple and Cinnamon Apple Sauce, Smartfood White Cheddar Pop Corn, Kind Bars, PopChips – any flavor, Cheddar Sun Chips, Fruit Cups in Light Syrup & Beef Jerky.

Thanksgiving Items: Canned Cranberries, Stuffing, Instant Potatoes, Green Beans, Cream of Mushroom Soup and 


Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
– Chaska Location
1600 Bavaria Road
Chaska, MN.  55318


Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
- Cologne Location
(at St. Bernard's Catholic School)
300 Church St. E
Cologne, MN.  55322


Chaska Hours

Monday – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday – 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday – 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Friday – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month 9 am – Noon


Cologne Hours

Thursday – 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Donated food may be dropped off at the Bountiful Basket during all open hours.

Note: Cologne phone is answered during all Chaska & Cologne operating hours.