Current Needs

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Your donations are critically needed to help stock our kitchen pantry.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has been postponed, and the loss of donations means resources to feed our hungry guests are being stretched thin.

Of course, it is your financial support that funds our work, but since we provide everything to our clients free of charge, your material donations mean that we can concentrate on our programs and not have to spend time, effort, and money shopping for everyday supplies.

Please drop off these donations Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Samaritan House*:

1335 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813


At our Thrift Store:

702 W. Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813


*As of March 1st 2020, Samaritan House will only be accepting donations of food and hygiene items. All other donated items currently listed on this page must be dropped off at our Thrift Store during the time listed above.

Everyday Needs

Most Prominent Needs:

  • Fitted Sheets (Twin Size)
  • Socks for Men, Women & Children
  • Steel Toe Boots
  • Toiletries (Small Individual Sizes)
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shaving Razors

Lydia House Needs:

  • Hair Conditioner (Not Shampoo)
  • Large Toothpaste
  • Women’s Razors
  • Women’s Professional Clothing (Suits, slacks, dress shirts, etc.)
  • Children’s Underwear (All Ages, Boy/Girl)
  • Baby Supplies (Diapers, Wipes)
  • Small Fans
  • Assorted Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.)
  • Twin Sheets (fitted sheets)
  • Hand Towels

Administrative Department Needs:

  • Laptops or Computer Tablets in new or like new condition
  • Desktop Computers with Windows 8 OS or Newer
  • Office Supply Store Gift Cards (Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc.)

Kitchen Needs:

  • Canned goods and non-perishable food items (*critically needed to stock our pantry due to Food Drive being postponed)
  • Ham
  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Yams
  • Vegetables
  • Seasoning: Italian, garlic, black pepper, poultry

Samaritan House Needs:

  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Men’s Boxers (All Sizes)
  • Jackets, Large Size Men’s Clothing
  • Professional Clothing (Suits, ties, slacks, dress shirts, etc.)
  • Socks
  • Ear Plugs
  • Snore Strips
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Bottled Water
  • Pillowcases (Standard)
  • Musical Instruments for the Chapel
  • Assorted Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc)

Maintenance Department Needs:

  • Work Truck or Van
  • Lightly used Power Tools
  • Landscaping/Gardening Equipment

Interested in Organizing a Donation Drive?

If you would like to organize a donation drive for your school, office, business or church, please contact our volunteer coordinator. We will schedule donation pickups and even provide collection bins for your drive!


Please feel free to use the following flyers to promote your donation drive:


Here’s how YOU can help!

A hot meal for a homeless man, woman or child is just $2.20!

Your $50.60 donation will provide about 23 hot, nourishing meals.

Give today to help with meals & care. Give monthly to help all year.