Donate Items

Donate Items

Give What's Needed

Food, Hygiene Items, and School Supplies

Donating items is a great way to make an impact on families with things that many might take for granted. 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 by sending an email to and schedule your drop-off.

Schedule Your Drop-off

Food Drop-off Scheduling Online

If you plan to drop-off non-perishable food only, you may book your drop-off appointment using our online booking system. All other drop-offs must email or call (714) 771-5300.

Unfortunately, we cannot schedule drop-offs the week of Thanksgiving or December 14th-18th. Our final drop-off day of the year is Dec 22, 2020.

Year-round Needs

Year-round Needs

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

Most Needed

Food Items
  • 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

Hygiene Items
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Diapers & Baby needs
  • Hairbrush & Combs
  • Deodorant, Shampoo, Soap
  • Feminine Products
  • Hand Sanitizer

Please No Travel Sizes

School ITEMS
  • Pens, Pencils & Sharpener
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook paper
  • 1.5” three ring Binders
  • Dividers, Post-Its
  • Index Cards 3x5
  • Colored Pencils & Markers

Please No Used Items

Seasonal Needs

Seasonal Needs

Throughout the year, Friendly Center has special collections that coincide with holidays and community events. These drives have specific drop-off dates and times, each with the goal of helping meet the needs of the community. Please click a need for more information and dates.