Benefiting Carmichael Homeless Families with School Age Children


Suggested items:

  • Canned meats: Think beyond tuna & soup, which food banks get tons of. Instead go for canned beef, canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon. Or hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat.
  • Canned vegetables: Everyone donates green beans. Instead, give potatoes, carrots, spinach, peas or any other veggies your family likes.
  • Canned fruit: Not pineapple. This is the most commonly donated fruit. Any other fruit, particularly those in fruit juice without extra sugar, would be great. Dried fruit works too (raisins, etc.)
  • Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios
  • Peanut butter, Instant Soups, Instant Mac & Cheese
  • Cans of beans, Pasta, pasta sauce
  • Cans, cartons or boxes of powered and evaporated milk
  • Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, applesauce containers, granola bars
    • Juice Boxes, Capri Suns, Bottled Water
    • Granola Bars, Raisins, Cookies, Breakfast Bars
    • Pop Tarts, Fruit Rollups or Fruit Snacks
    • Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers
    • Jerky, Trail Mix, Nuts, Fruit or Pudding Cups
    • Cup-A-Noodles, Chocolate
  • Diapers in sizes above newborn, plus wipes
  • Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, warm socks, Can Opener, Chapstick, Band-Aids (consider someone living outside this time of year)
  • Feminine hygiene products: unscented pads will be most universally used, not tampons
  • Small paperback book, New Testament Bible
  • Bags of apples or potatoes.

Sponsored by Carmichael HART and Sacramento Self-Help Housing

Convenient Drop off: San Juan Central Enrollment & Family Resource Center

McKinney Vento Office -3700 Garfield Ave. Room 14 Carmichael, CA 95608 – Between 8am – 3pm

Contact Heather Smith at 916-979-8794 for more information