Autumn 2019 Needs List

Seasonal and Urgent Needs

Toilet paper (sealed packages or individually wrapped single rolls)
Sleeping bags, blankets, tarps, and tents Shoes, shoelaces, and socks
Travel-sized soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissues
Combs and brushes
Pet food (unopened, large dry or canned)

Items can be delivered to our warehouse:
1351 North C Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 2:45 pm.

Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions about item donations or item drives.

Thank You!

We could not accomplish our mission for hundreds of homeless guests a day without community support. Thank you to everyone who donates to Loaves & Fishes! Your thoughtfulness amazes us, and is very much appreciated.


Holiday Headquarters

Holiday Headquarters

At Sacramento Loaves & Fishes the holidays are one of the busiest times of the year. We work with the generosity of our community to provide survival supplies for the winter such as coats, sleeping bags, tents, gloves, and much more. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving we hold our largest meal service for nearly 1,000 men, women, and children— in just one day.

However, none of the work we do is possible without you. We do not accept government funds. The majority - or 80% - of our support come from people like you who are trying to make a difference in the lives of the most marginalized in our community.

There are many ways to help your homeless neighbors this holiday season, from donating to our programs to bringing food for our holiday meals – read on!

We need food for Christmas

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The holidays can be an especially difficult time for our guests, which is why our annual Christmas feast is so important. You can be the reason our guests are thankful this holiday season by helping us set our table. Learn More

Stuff a stocking; warm a heart

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Giving our guests a Christmas stocking filled with survival supplies is an annual tradition – and you can be a part of it! Please bring or ship your donation to 1351 North C Street, Sacramento, 95811. Our warehouse is open on weekdays from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm, plus our extended holiday hours.

Check out our holiday needs list

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You can help ease our guests’ literal and figurative burdens by donating items on our Holiday Needs List. Help us provide our guests with essential survival supplies! Learn More

Mustard Seed Toy Drive

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You can donate new and unwrapped toys for our Mustard Seed School students this Christmas. Check out our Wish List for ideas, and please make toy deliveries by December 16th.

Questions? please call Christy at 916-524-8776.

How can you help our homeless guests?

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Whether you donate funds or essential supplies, spare a few dishes for our holiday dinners or a coat for a cold guest, or rally your friends and community members for a donation drive, you can help us provide essential survival services for our guests. Learn More

Our warehouse is at 1351 North C Street in Sacramento, and is open from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm every weekday, plus our extended holiday hours. Please make Thanksgiving food deliveries to our warehouse by November 22nd, and Christmas food deliveries by December 21st.

Extended holiday hours for donation drop offs

Ongoing Needs List

Below is a list of items we constantly need supplies to provide the best possible service to our guests. Below If you can be of assistance in providing any of these goods, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please, no used clothing or household items other than the specific items listed here.

Diapers (all sizes) and wipes
Underwear and socks (new, all sizes)
Clothes (new, all sizes)
Bottles and sippy cups
Baby food and juices

Food (unopened canned and large dry)
Pet carriers
Collars and leashes

Underwear and socks (new, all sizes)
Shoes (new or gently used, all sizes)
Reading glasses (no prescription)
Adult diapers (all sizes)

Tennis shoes (all sizes)

Underwear, adult diapers, and socks (new, all sizes)
Bras (new or gently used, all sizes)
Tampons, pads, and feminine hygiene products

Special Clothing
Because we do not have a clothing closet we can only accept these items:
Rain ponchos
New socks
New underwear (Men & Women)
New or gently used bras
Stretch gloves
Knit hats
Tennis Shoes (Men & Women)

Sleeping bags, blankets, and tarps
Bicycle lights, locks, and tire repair kits
Flashlights and batteries
Sewing kits
Reusable water bottles
Gift cards (McDonald's, Target, Raley's Walmart, Safeway, etc)
Bus passes

Dining Room & Food Supplies
Healthy snack bars
Coffee (large cans) and mugs
Paper towels and cups
Metal forks
Large Ziploc bags

Hygiene Items
Toilet paper
Travel-sized toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, Vaseline, lip balm, sunblock, hand sanitizer, etc)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Disposable razors and aftershave
Combs and brushes
Towels and washcloths
First aid kits
Nail clippers
Hair ties


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Contact Us

Street Address:
1351 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

PO Box 13495
Sacramento, CA 95813

Phone: 916-446-0874
Fax: 916-446-0875


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