Financial Contributions

Donating Money

Thank you for considering a donation to Bountiful Basket! Bountiful Basket relies on the generosity of area community members, churches, civic organizations, schools, and businesses for our continued success. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and contributions to Bountiful Basket Food Shelf are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

In honor of memory of:

If you are making a donation in honor or memory of someone special, please let us know so we can send an acknowledgement to the recipient.

Gift of Stock

Stock shares can be transferred electronically to Bountiful Basket directly from your brokerage account!

Please contact Patti Sinykin at 952-556-0015 or for account information.


Matching Gifts

Many employers provide a matching gift for your nonprofit donations. Please contact your Human Resources department for details on how to designate Bountiful Basket Food Shelf as your match.

The following is a list of some of the local companies that offer employee donation matches. The following information is subject to change:

Ameriprise Financial – Matches 100% of donations up to $1,500.
Best Buy – Matches 40% of employee contributions up to $3,000 annually.
C. H. Robinson Worldwide – Matches 100% of donations up to $500.
General Mills – Matches 200% of donations made to food security or sustainability nonprofits up to $1000.
Medica – Makes donations on behalf of employees if they volunteer and meet certain criteria.
Mosaic – Matches 100% of donations up to $1,000 each calendar year.
Piper Jaffray – Matches 100% of donations up to $1,500 each calendar year.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans – Matches 100% of donations up to $20,000*, based on the employee’s role.
UnitedHealth Group – Matches 100% of donations up to $5,000.
U.S. Bancorp – Matches 100% of donations up to $1,000 annually for regular employees or $3,000 if the employee serves on a nonprofit board.


please contact Patti Sinykin at 952-556-0015 or

Legacy Planning

Involve Bountiful Basket in your Legacy Planning

A bequest in your will or estate plan will help create a lasting impact in our community. Please consult with your advisors for specific language to use and assistance in your planning.

You may choose to designate your gift to a specific Bountiful Basket program or our general operating fund.

please contact Patti Sinykin at 952-556-0015 or


Required Minimum Distributions

A Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is the minimum amount that you must withdraw from your IRA account each year if you are 70 1/2 or older. Per the IRS, required minimum amounts are based on life expectancy and account balance at the end of each calendar year.

When donating to Bountiful Basket, or other nonprofits, you can make withdrawals tax free! Additionally, you can donate up to $100,000 annually from your IRA account.


please contact Patti Sinykin at 952-556-0015 or


By Mail

Make your check payable to “Bountiful Basket Food Shelf” and mail to:

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
1600 Bavaria Road
Chaska, MN 55318


Call Patti Sinykin 

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

Mondays - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.