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

Donations can be dropped off in the alley behind our building on the white table at the following times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.

If you would like to host a food drive, please call (760) 753-8300 x 1403.

To make a financial donation, please visit

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
  • Lentils/Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Healthy Snacks (granola bars, chips, crackers, jerky)
  • Fruit Cups
  • Oil (24 oz or smaller)

*Items not needed at the moment: Top Ramen soups, Macaroni and Cheese, adult diapers, soups and other canned goods not listed.

Food Drive Wish List Flyer (for download)

Personal Care and Cleaning Items: 

  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (regular sizes, not travel size)
  • Feminine Pads
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Toothbrushes
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Sunscreen
  • Full size cleaning products including bleach, all purpose cleaner, wood cleaner

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:

  • Full size shampoo
  • Full size conditioner
  • Full size shower gel
  • New twin size sheets
  • New full size sheets
  • Pillows
  • Twin size comforters
  • 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.