Give Food or Goods

Donations of food and other goods are essential to our work at PRC.

Donated items will be accepted at these times:

Monday and Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

 

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.

Plan a food drive or fundraiser for PRC with these kits.

You can support People’s Resource Center by hosting a drive for food and more!  To help you with ideas and materials, PRC has developed a variety of tool kits to provide additional guidance and resources with your planning.

Use these printable materials, many of which can be customized, to advertise your project and encourage participation by others in your congregation, workplace, neighborhood, school or service club.  All the documents are in .pdf format and print on 8 1/2″ by 11″ pieces of paper. Please visit our tool kit page for more information.

For more detailed information on how to give or support the different PRC Program areas, please click on each program area below.  

 

Food Pantry

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

  • Canned goods – fruits, veggies and soups, especially low-salt or no sugar added, legumes/beans, spaghetti sauce, apple sauce, large juices
  • High Protein – peanut butter, tuna, beans, and canned chicken, chili, or stew
  • Whole Grains – whole wheat pasta, brown rice, cereal
  • Baking Ingredients – flour, sugar
  • Household Items – disposable diapers, bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent, spray disinfectants, disinfecting wipes
  • Diapers – especially sizes 6 & 7, baby wipes, adult-sized diapers, 2T-3T pull-ups, 4T-5T pull-ups
Computers

PRC is NOW accepting donated computer items by appointment only!
Call 630-682-5402 extension 247.

If you would like to give and support our Computer Program, please consider donating from the items listed below:

  • Working Windows-compatible laptops, at most 5 years old (Intel Core i3,i5 or i7 processors or AMD equivalent).
  • Computers should be fully equipped with memory (4 GB ideally), hard drive (at least 256 GB) and ideally a CD/DVD drive.
  • Our clients prefer laptops, that are equipped with a webcam, speakers, wifi access they need.
Clothes Closet

PRC is now accepting seasonal clothing donations from the community.

Space is limited so please adhere to these guidelines.

Clothing donations can be dropped off at our Westmont location and ONLY during the following hours:

  • Monday and Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Do not leave clothing donations outside of our building.

Year Round:

  • new or gently used casual clothing
  • Shoes and boots
  • Jewelry or accessories
  • Underwear (new only, please)
  • Socks and hosiery (new only, please)
  • Bras
  • Infant clothing
  • Purses and tote bags

Seasonally:

  • Lightly used or new winter coats
  • Gym shoes and boots
  • Casual pants, jeans, dresses, skirts, long-sleeved shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shoes, pajamas.

Effective October 3, 2022, we are no longer accepting summer clothing (i.e., no shorts, tank tops, sandals, bathing suits).

We do NOT accept any household items, appliances, furniture, or any non-clothing items for our clothes closet.

Job Assistance

Donations of the following to the Job Assistance Program are all welcome:

  • Portfolios for job-seekers
  • Three-ring binders for orientation sessions (one-inch size)
  • Two pocket folders for job workshops
  • Flash drives
Art

If you would like to give and support the PRC Art Program, please consider donating from the list below:

  • Stretched canvases
  • Acrylic or watercolor paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Watercolor paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Gift cards in any amount for Blick Art or Michael’s Craft Supplies to help with program purchases
Adult Learning and Literacy

PRC is NOT accepting any donations to the ALL Program at this time. Please check back for more information. If you would like to give and support our Adult Learning and Literacy Program, please consider donating from the items listed below: Pens, pencils and erasers Paper and scissors Folders

Layette Bags

PRC is NOT accepting any Layette donations at this time.  Please check back for more information. 

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!

We also have a super simple way for you to donate much needed new baby items to fill our layettes for expectant and new mothers!

  • Visit smile.amazon.com
  • Click on ‘Lists’ and choose ‘Find A List or Registry’
  • Search ‘Peoples Resource Center’ (no apostrophe)
  • Select ‘New Wish List’.
  • Place an order and have it sent directly to PRC at 201 S. Naperville Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187.