Pinky Swear Pantry

Pinky Swear Pantry

Our on-site hospital food pantry makes it easy for families to stay near their sick child and eases the financial cost of food for day and extended-stay treatments.

It is hard to leave your child’s side when they’re hospitalized. Having an ill child in the hospital for lengthy stays can place hardships on families in so many ways. We provide an option to grab lunch or a snack from the Pinky Swear Pantry, saving families money and allowing them to stay with their child.

The Pinky Swear Foundation currently stocks food pantries at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Support the Pinky Swear Pantry through a food drive, or volunteer to deliver and stock the food. Please contact us at 952-974-9600 or email us at info@pinkyswear.org to volunteer as an individual or group!

Approved items for Minneapolis pantry:

Approved items for Charlotte pantry:

  • Microwave popcorn in individual bags
  • Microwave macaroni and cheese bowls
  • Microwave soups/noodle bowls
  • Microwave bowl meals
  • Chips, pretzels, crackers, and cookies in individual packets
  • Fruit cups and snacks
  • Oatmeal bowls
  • Granola and protein bars
  • Beef jerky
  • Bottled water and sports drinks
  • Other pre-packaged food
  • Microwave popcorn in individual bags 
  • Microwave macaroni and cheese bowls
  • Microwave ramen noodles 
  • Protein bars e.g., Clif and Kind bars
  • Bottled water and sports drinks

Download the form below for a customizable flyer for Pinky Swear Pantry food drives.