In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations


  • Individually packaged snacks (granola bars, pastries, etc.)
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereal
  • Juice
  • Cooking oil
  • Rice
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Salad dressing
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam/jelly
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Tuna
  • Canned tomatoes

Disclaimer: We have limited storage space for non-food donations and want to put your items to their best possible use. AT THIS TIME, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW. If you have any questions, please email

Clothing (new or very gently used/consignment ready)

  • Jeans and casual pants: men’s sizes 28-33; women’s up to size 8
  • NEW men’s boxers and boxer briefs: all sizes
  • NEW women’s cotton underwear: all sizes
  • Shorts: all adult sizes
  • Baseball caps
  • Sweatpants: all adult sizes
  • Leggings: all adult sizes
  • Sweatshirts: M, L, XL, XXL, 3X, 4X
  • NEW or very gently used shoes
  • NEW sports bras
  • Plain t-shirts
  • Belts

Shelter Essentials

  • Backpacks
  • Tote bags
  • Towels
  • Duffle bags
  • Laundry detergent

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Small bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairbrushes, wide tooth combs
  • Products for Afro-textured hair
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Body lotion
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • First aid kits
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes

Group Supplies

  • Gel pens
  • School supplies
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Bus tickets
  • Playing cards
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Date books
  • ESL books


Through the v-Dac Vehicle Donation Program, any car, truck, boat, or RV can benefit Preble Street.

You can raise awareness of the needs of teens and adults experiencing homelessness and help get others involved by organizing a food, clothing, or toiletry drive (PDF) to help us stock our shelves. See the  current printable wish list.

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Central Kitchen
252 Oxford Street, Portland
Volunteer Entrance (ring the bell)
7 days a week: 7am-5pm

Non-food items

Due to limited space, we are only accepting the items listed on this page at this time. 

Receiving Center
18 Portland St, Portland
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-12pm
or email

250 Oxford St.

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