Nov 1st thru Dec 20th

Benefiting Carmichael Homeless Families with School Age Kids

Items should be new, unopened, and in original packaging. No large bulk or expired items, and Non-
Perishable Items only please.

We will also accept cash, checks payable to San Juan Unified School District, and grocery gift card

  • Canned meats: Think beyond tuna & soup, which food banks get tons of. Instead, go for canned beef,
    canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon, sardines.
  • Hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat, cooked rice, lentils.
  • 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, cranberries, etc.)
  • Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant Soups
  • 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, Gatorade
  • 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
  • Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo & conditioner
  • Kids socks
  • Can openers and small unused crockpots


Sponsored by Carmichael HART and Sacramento Self-Help Housing

Convenient Drop at San Juan Central Enrollment & Family Resource Center, McKinney-Vento Office

3700 Garfield Ave. Room 14, Carmichael, CA 95608 – Between 9am – 4pm
Contact Maria Godoy at 916-600-1960 for more information