Restaurant or Food Industry Donation?

Call (828) 232-2149 or email

*12 Baskets Cafe does not use food pantry items. Please take donations of non-perishables to MANNA Food Bank.

If you would like to make a donation to API to support our mission, please click the Paypal button below to make an online donation or pledge:

We are a 501c3 nonprofit primarily funded by individual supporters, community matters!

Click here to View the 2018 Impact Report

On average, we serve over 700 meals a week! Your donation will help ensure we can continue to save delicious food from the landfill, serve it in a dignified manner, build community and break down stereotypes to reduce fear!

Consider supporting us with a reoccurring donation!

Your financial gift will help us:

  • Pay monthly rent with Kairos Community Center

  • Purchase stainless steel pans and containers used for food donation transport (we are trying to move away from the aluminum pans)

  • Pay utilities, dishes need washing and those freezers and steam tables use electricity!

Our Wish List:

These items can be dropped off anytime during cafe hours: 9:30-2:00 Monday-Friday)

  • Napkins

  • Paper Towels

  • Sugar/Creamer (for coffee)

  • Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressing)

  • Toilet Paper

  • Trash Bags - small and large

  • Cleaning Supplies


Show off your support with some 12 Baskets Cafe swag!

Stop by the Cafe or email us at to purchase.

Requested Minimum Love Offerings:

  • Tank tops and T-Shirts $15

  • ¾ Sleeve Shirt $20

  • Sweatshirt $25

  • Apron $20

  • River Arts Pottery and 12 Baskets Mugs $25

Visit the Cafe to see a larger selection.