Donate Food and Other Items


Review the table below for a list of food and other items that we currently do and do not accept.

 Do accept
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit / tomatoes
Canned beans
Boxed cereal / oatmeal (low sugar)
Pop-top soup
Pop-top Vienna sausages or Spam
Pop-top canned tuna/chicken
Protein drinks (such as Boost, Ensure, Muscle Milk)
Baby formula
Home-grown fruit from trees (must be clean and less than 100 lbs per visit)
Specific backpacks:    
Foldable shopping carts:    
Gift cards
 Don't accept
Opened or expired food
Prepared food
Refrigerator / Pantry / Cupboard cleanouts
Meat / Poultry / Seafood – frozen or fresh
Dairy products / Eggs
Sweets / Baked goods
Bulk food items (such as restaurant-sized cans)
Clothes / Shoes / Hats – new
Toys / Games
Backpacks / School supplies
Diapers (adult or child)
Medical / Mobility Equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, canes)
Appliances (small or large)
Toiletries / Toilet paper / Cleaning supplies

When and where do I drop off donations?

1160 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9 AM – 12 PM and 12:30 – 4 PM. Please come to the back of the building, to the small door at the far left.

Note: We are closed to donations on Wednesdays.

Can I drop off donations after hours?

Sorry, no. We require all donations to be received and sorted by staff/volunteers, and they are not available after hours.

All donations left during closed hours will be discarded.

Will you be accepting X for your special seasonal drive?

We will post on our website if we are looking for certain items for one of our seasonal drives.

Still have questions?

You can always call ahead with a list of your potential donations to see what we will accept.

Call (408) 470-3027. Mention “donations” if you leave a voicemail.

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1160 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Main: 408.738.4321


Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 12:30 - 4:00 PM

TAX ID 94-1713897


Donor Privacy Policy

Sunnyvale Community Services will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. In our twice-annual newsletter, we list names only of donors giving $1,000 or more annually, and we honor all donor requests for donations to be anonymous.