May Food Drive

Tangletown’s 2024 food drive for Joyce Uptown Foodshelf will take place on May 5

On Sunday, May 5th. participating residents can place donations on their front steps before 10:00 AM and a volunteer will come pick up the items for donation and deliver them to Joyce Uptown Foodshelf. To participate, residents must sign up for donation pick up. This year, Lynnhurst and Fulton neighbors will be collecting donations, too!


Registration is required so we can send a volunteer to your home for pick up. If you live in a nearby neighborhood, we should be able to accommodate a pick up within reason. The registration deadline is 10:00 PM on May 2.

Joyce accepts any non-expired shelf-stable food items. Ramen, soup, and whole grain cereal are popular and variety is appreciated. In addition to food, the greatest needs are toothbrushes/paste, tampons/pads, and sturdy paper grocery bags with handles.

Please no expired food or open items.  

In 2021, we collected 192 bags of donations totaling 2,179.5 pounds of food!

Tangletown neighbors have donated over 3,000 pounds of food as part of our annual food drive for Joyce Uptown Foodshelf. 2024 will be our fifth year and we hope to collect even more food and essentials for those who need the support of a local food shelf.

If you prefer, you may make a financial contribution on the Joyce Uptown Foodshelf website ( where you can also find a link to volunteer at the food shelf.

If you are experiencing food scarcity and need access to food at the Joyce Uptown Foodshelf, call 612-825-4431 to schedule an appointment.