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: men’s 30”, 32″, 33″, 34″; women’s up to size 8
  • Sweatpants: all adult sizes
  • Leggings: all adult sizes
  • Shorts: all adult sizes
  • Sweatshirts: M, L, XL, XXL, 3X, 4X
  • NEW or very gently used shoes
  • NEW underwear all adult sizes
  • NEW sports bras
  • Plain white or black t-shirts

Shelter Essentials

  • Towels
  • Backpacks
  • Duffle bags
  • Laundry detergent

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • First aid kits
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Combs

Group Supplies

  • 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. For questions, email

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

250 Oxford St.

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