In-Kind Donations & Wish List

Schedule a drop-off

Drop-offs can be between 11:00am-1:00pm T,W, TH, Sun or by appointment


Food items needed: Non-perishables including canned protein (tuna, chicken, beef, spam, chili, beans), peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, and snack items (protein bars, breakfast bars, nuts).


Please contact us to schedule an appointment for contactless drop-off:
Call (510) 923-9600 x294 or email

We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors who help to provide essential items to the St. Mary’s Center community. We ask for your cooperation in donating the following items that are in great need:

  • KITCHEN:  Cutlery, especially forks and spoons, pot holders, knives, ground coffee, tea, sugar, and 18” covered non-stick fry pan
  • Please call Ja’meisha Hood to schedule a kitchen item drop-off: (510) 923-9600 x220 or email
  • NEW TOILETRIES: Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, body wash, soap, combs, hairbrushes, lotion, sanitizer
  • OFFICE SUPPLIES:  Reams of copy paper, new office supplies.We regret we cannot accept ink jet printers due to supply costs.

Drop-offs can be between 11:00am-1:00pm T,W, TH, Sun or by appointment

Please email: or call: (510) 923-9600 ext.231 for further information

Please note that we cannot accept the following items:

  • Used underwear or socks
  • Open or used toiletries
  • Furniture items (due to storage limitations)

Please request a receipt if needed for tax purposes, and it can be mailed to you.


Wishlist for Food Program


  • Ground Coffee
  • Nutritional Drinks
  • Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat
  • Grits
  • Cereal
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Pancake Mix
  • Biscuit Mix
  • Syrup


  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Pickles

Dinner (Canned or Packaged):

  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Vienna sausage
  • Spam
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Microwavable meals
  • Top Ramen
  • Noodles
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Soups/Stews
  • Chili
  • Beans

*When possible, please purchase cans that do not need a can opener for disabled seniors.


  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Pudding
  • Jello
  • Applesauce
  • Canned or Dried Fruits

Drinks (not Keurig):

  • Cold or Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Juices
  • Water

Wishlist for Preschool

  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Safety scissors
  • Dry erase markers
  • Large paint brushes
  • Sponge paint brushes
  • Girls Leggings sizes 5, 8, 10
  • Boys Sweat Pants sizes 5, 8, 10
  • T-Shirts sizes 5, 8, 10
  • Side walk chalk
  • Stickers
  • Play dough
  • Brown paper bags

*Drop-offs can be between 10-12 and 2-4 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Wishlist for Transitional Housing

  • Power pressure washer
  • Zipped enclosed mattress & box-spring covers (full and twin sizes) – NOT the type for moisture protection
  • Vacuum cleaners with attachments (6)
  • Blanket vacuumed storage bags
  • Full size comforters and blankets
  • Twin size blankets and comforters
  • Mini refrigerators (please contact Housing manager before purchasing for size)