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 utensils
  • 3 Compartment hinged to-go food containers
  • Biodegradable cups
  • Biodegradable plates
  • Biodegradable bowls
  • Variety of beverages – cola, juice
  • Drinking Water 16.9 oz containers

Personal Needs

  • Men’s adult underwear, variety of sizes
  • Bath towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Adult diapers (men & women) variety of sizes
  • Disposable razors (men & women)
  • Deodorant (men & women)
  • Feminine (soap & spray)
  • Hygiene kits – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap – etc

Office Supplies

  • Copy Paper, Size 8.5″ x 11″
  • Legal Pads

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 seven days a week from 6 am – 11 pm at our downtown location at 601 South San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

How about organizing a sock or underwear drive at your church, school, or civic club?

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

For our most urgent needs or more information, contact Brent Hough, Corporate Relations & GIK Manager, at or 213-624-9258 Ext. 2205.