Food Pantry

The Beacon Center maintains a Food Pantry as an outreach service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.  The program ensures that victims can continue to feed themselves and their children after ending and leaving abusive relationships.


Access to provisions

Food from the pantry is offered to:

  • Clients exiting the shelter and the transitional housing programs

  • Victims receiving services from our outreach advocacy programs 

  • Clients receiving therapy in our counseling center who need assistance

  • Individuals referred from partnering service providers

  • Past clients who need further assistance


Made possible

The Food Pantry is stocked with donations from individuals and groups throughout the community and local food drives.  Without this help, our shelves would be bare.


Items needed

Please consider donating non-perishable items to our Food Pantry today.*   Items needed are the same products you might have in your home pantry.  Items commonly requested include:


  • Boxed easy meals

  • Cereals

  • Coffee

  • Diapers sizes 4, 5, 6

  • Fruit (canned)

  • Jelly

  • Macaroni & cheese

  • Pasta (boxed)

  • Pastas (canned)

  • Peanut butter

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Tuna/meat (canned)

  • Bleach

  • Laundry detergent

  • Aluminum foil, waxed paper, plastic wrap

  • Paper products

  • Gallon ziplock bags

  • Toilet paper

  • Cleaning supplies


* Gift certificates to local groceries are accepted to purchase fresh produce, meats, and dairy.


Where do I drop off my donation?

Donations made be dropped off at our office located at 801 Jenson Ave SE Watertown, SD.

How can I organize a food drive?

If you are interested in coordinating a food drive, please contact Angie Meseberg at 605-886-4304 or via email before finalizing your efforts. Angie will provide you with the latest information on needed items and other groups who might be planning similar drives.