Donate Items

Donate Items

Give What's Needed
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Basic Necessities for Life

Donating basic items like food is a great way to make an impact on families. See below for details on what we accept.
Donation drop-offs are scheduled in advance for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hosting a collection drive? Let us know first so we can schedule your drop-off in advance. Send an email to donations@friendlycenter.org

Schedule Your Drop-off

Unfortunately, we have no more available drop-off times for 2020. The next available date is Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Food Drop-off Scheduling Online

You may book your drop-off appointment using our online booking system. All drop-offs must have an appointment.
  • Schedule in advance to ensure your preferred drop-off date/time.
  • Hygiene item drop-offs must email donations@friendlycenter.org or call (714) 771-5300 to schedule an appointment.
Item Needs

Item Needs

Basic needs are essential to maintain a healthy, thriving family. This is why we collect food and hygiene items all year-round, with the largest need always being food. You can organize your own collection drive or donate on your own. See below for additional information on each need.

Most Needed

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Food Items
MOST NEEDED
  • Rice & Dry Beans
  • Pasta & Sauces
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Shelf-stable Milk
  • Cereal & Oatmeal
  • Stuffing & Dry Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Canned Tuna & Meat
  • Mac & Cheese, Chili

    Please No Expired Items

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Hygiene Items
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Dish Soap

    Please No Travel Sizes

  • Rice & Dry Beans
  • Pasta & Sauces
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Shelf-stable Milk
  • Cereal & Oatmeal
  • Stuffing & Dry Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Canned Tuna & Meat
  • Mac & Cheese, Chili

    Please No Expired Items

Unfortunately, Friendly Center does not accept clothing.

Seasonal Needs

Seasonal Needs

Throughout the year, Friendly Center has seasonal needs. These collections have specific drop-off dates and times, with the goal of meeting the needs of the community. Please click a need for more information and dates.

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Easter Basket Drive
backpack
School Supply Drive
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Turkey Basket Drive
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Toy & Gift Drive

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