Many generous folks in the community have reached out to find out if they can donate clothing or other items over the last several days. We are not currently accepting any clothing donations. We are so grateful to those who want to help, but we do not have the capacity to sort donations or any safe method for guests to shop.
If you are concerned about the needs of Damiano guests being met in the meantime, know that we are still giving away outdoor clothing items to those who request them when they visit us for a meal. We are also giving hygiene packs to those who request them.
We hope that as we settle into this new routine, we will be able to establish procedures to offer additional services, but for now we are focused on feeding the hungry. You can find the details of how we are distributing bagged meals here.
If you have food that you would like to donate, we are only accepting items from commercial establishments that we can use now for bagged meals. Please call the kitchen and ask to speak with Flora or Seth: 218-726-0500. We apologize if no one answers the phone. We are doing our best, but our staff are at maximum capacity right now. If you are unable to reach the kitchen, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our staff who is working from home will try to manage your inquiry.
We are doing everything that we are able to keep our staff and volunteers healthy while meeting the basic nutritional needs of the most vulnerable in our community. If you are interested in volunteering to help us make bagged meals, please contact us at email@example.com. Damiano is able to operate because of financial donations from community members, and if you would like to support our work with a donation, please do so here. Thank you for your generosity and for your patience as we establish new procedures.