Donate Food and Personal Care Items
Where Can I Donate Food?
Project HOME launched Grocery LifeLine as an immediate and direct response to COVID-19. While we’re all waiting for vaccines to roll-out and improve the health of our entire community, we know issues of food access will remain. Because of lost wages and other difficulties, we’ve seen an increase in requests at our Helen Brown Community Center food pantry, and we know similar needs exist across our 19 residences.
There are four simple steps to become a Grocery LifeLine:
Step 1: Select a profile. You will receive a confirmation email with all the details;
Step 2: Purchase (or order for delivery) items from the resident’s personalized grocery list;
Step 3: If purchasing and delivering, please clearly label all bags with the resident’s contact information provided in their profile. We ask that you wipe down all items for safety precautions; and,
Step 4: Deliver (or direct delivery of) the groceries to the Project HOME resident within five to seven days of your sign up. When arriving, please ring the front bell to enter the residence lobby. You, or the delivery person, can then leave the groceries with a staff member who will deliver the groceries to the resident’s apartment. We ask that anyone arriving on site where a face mask.
Helen Brown Community Center Food Pantry
The Helen Brown Community Center offers food pantry services throughout the year and is open Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Donations of non-perishable food items are always in need, including:
- Breakfast bars
- Canned food (fruit, vegetables, and beans)
- Canned soup (low sodium)
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Hot and cold cereal
- Rice and pasta
- Dried fruit snacks
- Coffee and tea
Please call 215-232-3110 prior to delivery.
Where Can I Donate Personal Care Items?
1515 Fairmount Avenue—Main Office
- Hand warmers
- Twin extra large and/or full-size bed sheets
- Bottled water
- Hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol (travel size or larger)
- Bar soap
- Clorox wipes and disinfectant spray
- Body wipes
- Travel-size tissues
- Travel-size first aid kits and/or foot healing cream
- New washcloths
- Snack bars
- Used DVDs
- Outdated prescription or non-prescription eyeglasses
Hub of Hope
Please deliver all donations to HOMEspun Boutique at 1523 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19130.
Deliveries can be made Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Hub of Hope is currently in need of the following:
- Travel sized toiletries including
- shampoo and conditioner
- body wash
- toothpaste and toothbrushes
- shaving cream and razors
- Laundry detergent pods
- New towels and washcloths
What Don't You Accept?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations of furniture, household goods, or perishable food.
We are also unable to accept:
- Opened or used toiletries
- Open boxes of feminine products
- Children’s clothing or cribs
- Household chemical products, such as drain cleaner or paint thinner
- Large appliances, such as refrigerators, ovens, and heaters
- Televisions, used desktop or laptop computers, tablets, or computer monitors
- Mattresses or box springs
- Plumbing fixtures or building materials
We invite you take a look at our list alternative donation sites if we cannot accept your item. Please contact the Development Department at 215-232-7272 x3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.