Fulfilling Our Community’s Basic Needs.
Beyond the Pantry is a Tallahassee-based non-profit that sources and shares basic-needs products: the expensive necessities of life beyond food that many of us take for granted. Government assistance programs don’t cover these basics, and food pantries focus on immediate nutrition needs.
We support local organizations by fulfilling the health, hygiene, cleaning, and personal care needs of their members, helping care for needs “beyond the pantry.” When we work together to procure and distribute these products to existing groups, we amplify our collective impact, and members of our community gain dignity, health, hygiene, and the opportunity to thrive.
Want to contribute?
There are many ways to give to this growing effort: in-kind donations from your cupboards, purchasing off of our established wishlists, and donating funds to support our bulk orders of socks, undergarments, and other pricey essentials.
Want to volunteer?
We are currently building our non-profit’s capacity, and volunteers are needed for board members service, packing up supplies, and delivering to the organizations we serve! We would be delighted for you to join our all-volunteer team – email us to express interest.
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Your entire donation will go directly to funding bulk orders of urgently-needed basic needs items, maximizing the impact of your dollars!
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We welcome in-kind donations! We distribute all donated items directly to community partners who need them most. Email us at beyondthepantryTLH@gmail.com to schedule a convenient time for pick-up, or to confirm a time to drop off at our location off of Mahan Drive.
Toiletries and Hygiene (travel or full-size): deodorant, body powder, hand lotion, body lotion, sunscreen, bug spray, bar soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, floss, toothbrushes, mouthwash, shaving razors, shaving cream, menstrual products, hand sanitizer, cotton swabs and cotton balls, toilet paper, facial tissues, chapstick, ibuprofen / acetaminophen, band-aids, body wipes, and more.
Undergarments: new and clean, like-new socks (from athletic to cozy, thin to thick, practical to fun), new underwear (all gender and sizes welcome and needed!), undershirts, and more.
Cleaning and Household: paper dinnerware, paper napkins, single-use silverware and sanitized take-out containers (collect from your take-out!), dish soap, sponges, laundry detergent, ziplock bags (any / all sizes), trash bags, disinfectant wipes, cleaning products, and more.
Ready to take things to the next level? Organize a drive to collect and donate! Email us at beyondthepantryTLH@gmail.com to talk through the details.
© Beyond the Pantry Inc., 2021