Donate Items or Host a Drive

Help change lives for the better and create opportunity in our community!

Thank you to the many people who donate items to support CRC. We are grateful for this essential support that works together with the funding we receive to offer the community quality services!

CRC gratefully accepts:

  • Food and personal care items for our Food Distribution Center
  • New or gently-used items for our Resale Stores
  • Household and personal care items for families in our domestic violence shelter
  • Office supplies to help keep our operations costs low

Please review our current Donation Wish Lists for the items we need for our programs: 

Wish Lists

Food & Nutrition Items: 

We strive to provide the healthiest, most nutritious foods possible- help us towards this goal by skipping the “Top Ramen,” cookies, cakes and foods that are high in sugar when you are selecting items for your food drive!

Most needed:

  • Spices (Salt, Pepper Chili Powder etc.)
  • Can openers
  • Dried Fruits & Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Meat/Fish

Other items:

  • White/Brown Rice (dry)
  • Black Beans
  • Condiments (Salad Dressings, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Vinegar etc.)
  • Evaporated/Condensed Milk
  • Hearty Canned Soups, Chili and Stews
  • Snacks for School Lunches
  • Oil (24 oz or smaller)
  • Ground Regular Coffee
  • Juice
  • Reusable grocery bags

Personal Care Items: 

  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (regular sizes, not travel size)
  • Diapers (size 3+) & Baby Wipes
  • Adult Diapers
  • Feminine Pad/Tampons
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Office Supplies:

  • Paper (Standard 8.5 x 11)
  • Staples
  • Post-its – all sizes
  • Pens – black and blue ink
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Multifold towels
  • Clorox Wipes

Carol’s House Emergency Shelter:

  • Store size shampoo
  • Store size conditioner
  • Store size shower gel
  • 12 new twin size sheets
  • 3 new full size sheets
  • Pillows
  • 6 twin size comforters
  • 6 full size comforters
  • New women’s underwear: s, m, l, xl, xxl
  • Men’s underwear
  • Girl’s underwear
  • Boy’s underwear
  • Diapers size 2
  • Diapers size 3
  • Diapers size 4
  • Diapers size 5
  • Diapers size 6

WHY Community Resource Center? Safety. Stability. Self-Sufficiency

Founded in 1979, Community Resource Center (CRC) is a nonprofit organization serving residents throughout San Diego North County. CRC is dedicated to helping women and children, individuals, and families live safe, self-sufficient lives by providing critical assistance in the areas of domestic violence services, food programs, and emergency and transitional housing assistance.