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 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!

Biggest Needs:

  • Dried Fruits & Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Meat/Fish
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned green beans
  • Bagged pinto or black beans
  • Lentils

Additional Items:

  • Condiments (Salad Dressings, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Vinegar etc.)
  • Evaporated/Condensed Milk
  • Hearty Canned Soups, Chili and Stews
  • Snacks (granola bars, chips, jerky)
  • Oil (24 oz or smaller)
  • Umbrellas and ponchos (for those waiting for food)
  • Full-size cleaning products including bleach, disinfectant, comet, laundry soap, dish soap
  • Full-size personal care products like shampoo, mouthwash, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand soap and toilet paper

*Items not needed at the moment: Top Ramen soups, Macaroni and Cheese, adult diapers

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

If you are hosting a large food or item donation drive, please contact us to let us know at Thank you for your support!

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.