Donate Food or Goods

People’s Resource Center distributed over 73,000 shopping carts of food to your neighbors in need in 2023.  Thank you!

Donations of food and other goods are essential to our work at PRC. Here is information about what we need, where you can drop off donations, and toolkits you can use for organizing collection drives.

Learn how you can join our team of over 2,300 volunteers.

Food

We can use all types of foods, but we especially need:

  • Fresh Produce – especially items that keep well, like apples, carrots, onions, winter squash, sweet potatoes, cabbage, oranges
  • Canned goods – fruits, veggies and soups, especially low-salt or no sugar added
  • High Protein – peanut butter, tuna, beans, and canned chicken, chili, or stew
  • Whole Grains – whole wheat pasta, brown rice, cereal
  • Household Items – disposable diapers, bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent
  • Diapers – especially sizes 4, 5, 6, & 7

For more info, check out our Food Drive Toolkit.

Retailers and restaurants: PRC can accept donations of fresh and frozen foods and distribute them quickly to families in need.  We may be able to offer donation pick-up from your location. Call us at 630.682.5402 to learn more about our food rescue program and how food donations must be packaged and stored.

Clothing

We need clean, seasonal clothing in excellent condition. Clothing for all ages and sizes is appreciated. Click here for clothing donation guidelines.

Needs:

Laundry/ Utility Basket

Layettes

For clients who are about to or already have a baby, PRC provides them with a layette filled with brand new items.  They even come in pink or blue bags!

Layettes are filled with donations from the community and put together by volunteers. The bags include:

Diapers
Wipes
Blankets
Onesies
Sleepers
Bottles
Bibs, etc.

We accept donations at either the Wheaton or Westmont location and are always in need of items.  When you make a donation, mark the items with the word “Layette” so they go to the right place!

Computers

We accept donations of the following electronics:

  • Chromebooks (within Auto Update Expiration preferred; click here to learn where to find your Chromebook’s AUE)
  • Working Windows-compatible laptops (with power cord when possible), desktops, and all-in-ones with the following specifications:
    • Maximum of 5 years old
    • Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors or AMD equivalent
    • Computers should be fully equipped with memory (at least 4 GB) and hard drive (at least” 100 GB)
  • Computer components that meet the specifications above (HDDs, SSDs, RAM, etc.)
  • Widescreen monitors 17” or larger in working order
  • Mice
  • Keyboards
  • Cords, power adaptors, etc.

Equipment that does not meet these requirements may still be accepted; please contact us directly with any questions.

Art Supplies

Please contact the art program director at 630.682.5402 x241 to find out what types of supplies are especially needed for current and upcoming art classes.

Wheaton Drop Off Locations and Hours:

201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Tuesday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am – 3:30pm

Thursday 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Westmont Donation Locations and Hours:

104 Chestnut
Westmont, IL 60559 

(We can accept food donations, seasonal clothing, cleaning supplies, books, toiletries.  Please call to verify if we are accepting any computer equipment.)

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am – 8:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm

Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Drives and Collections

Ready to organize a food drive? PRC has prepared toolkits to help make your event a success.

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With Help From the Community

People’s Resource Center distributed over 73,000 shopping carts of food to your neighbors in need in 2023.  Thank you!