Items we can use right now

Easy Food Items


Individuals supported in Bear Creek Independent Living Services programs have had their jobs severely impacted by the virus!   These individuals have developmental disabilities and are classified as low income, even before their jobs were disrupted.  These individuals already utilize Channel 1, but still face shortages of easy to make meals and other basic household items.

If you would like to drop some items off to Bear Creek Services, it would be greatly appreciated!


Examples of easy-to-make food items: 

Mac and cheese

Hamburger Helper


Rice a Roni

Canned Corn

Canned Green beans


Pasta sauce – Alfredo or tomato

Some frozen items are OK, but we don’t want too many frozen items

Non-food related items we can use:

Hand soap

Dish soap

Feminine products

Toilet paper

Paper towels

Kitchen garbage bags


Additional comments:

  1. We ask that nobody prepare foods.  Pre-packaged / canned or boxed items only.
  1. The drop-off location is the Bear Creek Services office --- 3108 Highway 52 N, Rochester.
  1. Please call or email the Bear Creek Services office before dropping items off.  The office will be minimally staffed for a while.  We want to make sure someone will be present to accept your donation.

Thank you for helping individuals supported in our programs!


Linda Driessen
Executive Director
Bear Creek Services
(507) 288-7195

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