Organize a product or food drive

Iona works with individuals, families, and businesses who are inspired to organize food and product drives for their older neighbors. Whether during challenging economic times or the holidays, your contributions benefit older adults who often have nowhere else to turn when finances are tight and they need food or home essentials.

Organize a product or food drive

Household & Personal Product Drives

Iona welcomes donations of unopened, full-size toiletries (no travel sizes, please) as well as paper and cleaning products.

Requested product items include:

  • Shampoo, conditioner, or body wash
  • Body lotion/cream
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Men’s and women’s razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • New, unopened adult incontinence products of all sizes (diapers, pull-on briefs, nighttime pads, waterproof pads for beds or chairs, etc.)
  • Latex gloves, all sizes
  • Cornstarch baby powder (no talc)
  • Combs and hair brushes
  • Tall kitchen trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Laundry detergent or pods
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Cleaning products — spray bleach, window cleaner, toilet cleaner, etc.
  • Cleaning tools — small brooms, dustpans, mops, buckets, dusting cloths
  • Sponges
  • Light bulbs

Food Drives

Iona welcomes donations of nonexpired, shelf-stable food items. We also welcome gift cards to grocery stores and pharmacies such as Giant, Safeway, and CVS.

Requested food items include:

  • Canned or packet tuna, salmon, and chicken
  • Fruit cups and canned fruit (juice packed, no added sugar)
  • Dried fruits (prunes, apricots, raisins, etc.)
  • Canned soup and stews
  • Boxed milk or juice (low sugar)
  • Instant rice (preferably in microwaveable cups and packets)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned beans and baked beans
  • Peanut and other nut butters
  • Crackers (preferably softer, like Ritz or Club)
  • Granola and protein bars (preferably softer)
  • Whole-grain hot and cold cereals
  • Other full-size entreé items

Get support for your food or product drive

For questions, help organizing a food drive, or to coordinate dropping off items at Iona, please contact Volunteer Manager Tania Sechriest.

(202) 895-9419

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