ABOUT OUR PACKS

Our pack items change with the seasons and, of course, with donations -- both financial and direct product donations. We create packs based on funding and common sense. Every non-food item is new and the non-perishable snacks consist of something we could consume ourselves. Food items are as soft as possible and toiletries always unscented -- with the exception of body wipes. Pack items are delivered in medium draw string back packs, light weight and easy to carry.

 

Our goal is to deliver 150-200 packs per month. Each pack varies within $5.00-10.00 per pack, depending on product donations and funding available. 

Click here if you'd like to send us a suggestion for our packs.

NON-FOOD ESSENTIALS

FOOD ITEMS

  • Men's Socks (good quality, waterproof preferred, thick)

  • Women's Socks (good quality, waterproof preferred, thick) 

  • Nail Clippers

  • Comb/Hairbrush

  • Hand/Body wipes

  • Face Tissue

  • Body Lotion

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Dental Pick/Floss

  • Mini Flashlight, Batteries included

  • Lip Balm

  • Large Bandages (Intended for blistered feet)

  • Small First Aid Kit

  • Plastic Rain Poncho

  • Resource Sheet

  • Handwritten Notes (please click for guidelines)

We do our best to include softer food to avoid mouth pain. Ingredients mildly change.

  • Tuna/Chicken snack pack (With a spoon)

  • Apple Sauce/Fruit cup

  • Water

  • Protein Shake

  • Peanut Butter Crackers

  • Soft Breakfast Bar

  • Soft Cookie

SPECIALTY ITEMS,

UPON REQUEST

  • Masks (When in stock)

  • Menstruation products 

  • Dry Shampoo

  • Dog Food and Biscuits for our canine neighbors

  • A deck of cards

  • HEADLAMPS ARE A CHERISHED ITEM, THOUGH DOUBLES THE COST OF OUR PACKS - Please consider donating

  • In winter we add hats, blankets and gloves

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

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SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!

Pack Essentials is always looking for new and better ways to support our unhoused neighbors. 

Have an idea for a pack item?
We want to hear from you!

Click here to send us a message.

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

So as not to spread illness or disrespect when delivering packs, we use great precautions during this time of COVID-19. We are always masked and with goggles. We give a short greeting, hand off and walk away.

 

We look forward to the day when we can once again spend time with our home displaced in order to brainstorm additional methods of assistance. Please practice caution in close contact as medical care can be scarce. This precaution is for them, not only for us.