Donate Items or Host a Drive

We are very grateful to all the community food drives, our storage facility is now filled with plenty of non-perishable food! We ask that you please wait until April to hold any new donation drives, we’ll have more room for your donations then. Thank you!

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 gratefully accept:

  • Food and personal care items for our Food & Nutrition 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

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)
  • 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

Give hope that nourishes 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.