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Food Drive
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March 2020 Food Drive

In Minnesota, 1 in 10 families with children struggle with hunger. BankCherokee is helping, and you can, too.

No one should ever go hungry. That’s why, to help ensure our area residents have consistent access to nutritious food, BankCherokee is again at the table with Neighborhood House  and Ralph Reeder. These longtime non-profits stock their markets with healthy, multicultural groceries food for people from many parts of the world.

Below is a wish list of items that families they serve need most. Your contribution does makes a difference. Drop off your food item(s) or cash donation at any BankCherokee location. From our branches, we’ll transfer all food and financial contributions directly to Neighborhood House and Ralph Reeder.

The need is great. Thank you for your support.


  • Bamboo shoots (canned)
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Green Chilies (canned or dry)
  • Hominy
  • Jalapenos
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Nopales (cactus)
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Straw Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes (fresh or canned)


  • Avocado
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Canned Juices
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Mangos
  • Melons
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pineapples


  • Cereal (hot & cold)
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta (egg noodle, spaghetti)
  • Rice (Jasmine, Kokuho, long-grained)
  • Rice Noodles


  • Milk (half-gallon)
  • Shelf-stable milk


  • Beans (dry or canned—black, black-eyed, pinto, red)
  • Beef Stew
  • Canned meats (beef, chicken, tuna, sardines)
  • Chili
  • Peanut Butter

Universal Staples

  • Cooking Oil
  • Flour
  • Maseca (corn flour)
  • Rice Flour
  • Olive Oil


  • Curry Paste (red, yellow, or hot)
  • Fish Sauce
  • Green Salsa (tomatillo)
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Red Pepper
  • Salsa
  • Spaghetti Sauce

Non-Food Items:

  • Bath Soap
  • Diapers
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene items
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Pet Food
  • Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste

Items needed for the Food Markets

  • Shopping bags
  • Egg cartons
BankCherokee Event
Drop off your food item(s) or cash donations at any of our locations.
Thank You!!!
Mar 2 | 9:00pm to Mar 31 | 5:00pm
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