Donate Clothing or Food


–and What to Donate to Other Agencies–

We invite people to donate food, clothing and hygiene items for client use.   You can donate these items by driving around to the rear of the building to our loading dock where there is covered parking.  Donations are accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, 310-831-9123.  We do not have a drop box, so please do not leave items outside the building on off hours.   Often, passers-by go through them and scatter them along the alley.


The Clothing Closet offers free donated clothing to clients of all ages.  Please donate new or lightly warn (and clean) clothing.  Here is what our clients need:

  • socks (new socks only, please)
  • undergarments (new undergarments only, please)
  • clothing for all ages and sizes
  • casual and business clothing for men and women, including ties for men
  • accessories: Belts, scarves
  • winter clothing (hats, gloves, coats, sweaters)
  • shoes (sport, casual, business)

Donations are accepted from January through October.  We do not accept clothing donations in November and December.


Food donations are always welcomed.  The Food Pantry is our most-used service, serving 7,000 people per year.  Please note that we do not serve meals.  We need packaged and box foods (no perishables, please), and the food should not be used or opened. (e.g., an open box of cereal, a partially-used bottle of ketchup).  Here are examples of foods that we need for the clients:

  • Canned vegetables, fruits, and meats
  • Cereals
  • Beans
  • Canned soup
  • Packaged meals (e.g., macaroni and cheese box)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter or jelly
  • Rice

Hygiene Items

We also distribute hygiene items to our clients.  We invite you to donate new and unused items.  Here is a list:

  • diapers (child and adult–we serve all ages)
  • women’s hygiene items
  • toothpaste, brushes, etc.
  • soaps, hair conditioner, etc.

Thank you for supporting Harbor Interfaith Services.

Seasonal Items

We do have seasonal needs such as toys at Christmas, school supplies in August, and turkeys and hams for the holidays.  To learn how to help, please click here.

What Not to Donate

Here is a list of things that we invite you to give to other agencies such as Goodwill.  We serve over 8,000 people across the South Bay, but we lack the storage and delivery systems for these kinds of items:

  • cars
  • furniture
  • appliances
  • books
  • kitchen tools (e.g., pots and pans)
  • linen

Thank you for supporting Harbor Interfaith Services.