In addition to monetary contributions,
we welcome donations of food, clothing, and other supplies.

The food items you donate to The Midnight Mission are used in our kitchen to feed hungry people affected by homelessness. Other goods you donate are used to assist those in our Recovery and Crisis & Bridge Programs in Los Angeles and our HomeLight Family Living Program in the South Bay.

Below is a list of the items that are currently needed.

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Kitchen Needs

  • Individually Wrapped Forks
  • Three Compartment Disposable Trays
  • Commercial Can Opener
  • Ice Machine: Commercial
  • Tabletop Mixer
  • Chef Knives
  • Coffee Grinder: Industrial
  • Coffee Grinder: Residential
  • Disposable Cups and Plates
  • Pushcarts
  • Disposable Pans
  • Pasta

Personal Needs

  • Bath Towels & Wash Cloths
  • Deodorant (Men & Women)
  • Diapers (All Sizes for Men, Women & Children)
  • Disposable Razors (Men & Women)
  • Face Wipes
  • Feminine Soap & Spray
  • First Aid Kits
  • Hygiene Kits (Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Soap, Etc.)
  • Socks & Underwear/Bras (NEW – Men & Women’s)
  • Shaving Cream
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Twin Size Bed Sheets (New or Used, Flat or Fitted)

Office Supplies

  • Letter/Legal Pads & Copier Paper, Pens, Staples, Etc.

Gift In-Kind Program

Unacceptable Donation Items

Below are some items we cannot accept for a variety of reasons and safety precautions.

  • Air Conditioners or Other Appliances Containing Freon
  • Broken or Damaged Kitchen Appliances
  • Damaged Furniture
  • Dirty, Stained, Ripped, or Otherwise Damaged Clothing, Bedding or Towels
  • Incandescent & Fluorescent Lightbulbs
  • Large Playground Equipment
  • Manufacturer Recalled Consumer Items or Items That Do Not Meet Current Safety Standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Old Electronics (Fans, AM/FM Radios, Stereos, Analog, Projection TVs, Tube TVs, or Peripherals)
  • Opened/Used Flammable Liquids/Gases, Lamp Oil, Gasoline, Propane, Kerosene, Sterno Fuel, Butane, Etc.
  • Pharmaceuticals, Vitamins, Ointments, or Medication of Any Kind
  • Toy Weapons (BB Guns, Pellet Guns, Bows & Arrows)
  • Used Mattresses Box Springs or Waterbeds
  • Used Stuffed Animals

Goods can be dropped off at our downtown location at 601 South San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 seven days a week.

How about organizing a sock or underwear drive at your church, school or civic club? We always have a need for new socks and underwear for those in our programs or those living on the streets.

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the tax code. We can supply a receipt upon request.

For questions or more information contact our Gift In Kind Manager Blake Lindquist by email blindquist@midnightmission.org or by phone at (213) 624-9258 ext.2205.