We need volunteer drivers for weekly donation grocery pickups. Gas mileage reimbursement offered. Contact John at (209) 814-5580 for more information.

Our Needs

Many of our needs are year-round. Some are adequately met by donations or can be purchased at low cost from the Second Harvest Food Bank. Some are more difficult and costly to obtain. The following items are always on our wish list.


  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Margarine and vegetable oil
  • Canned and dry soups
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned or dry beans (all types)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned tuna and other meats
  • Canned and dry fruit
  • Pasta and rice
  • Packaged dinners
  • Pasta sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Fruit juice
  • Sugar
  • Coffee

Recycled Items

  • Clear water bottles with lids
  • Grocery bags (plastic/fabric)
  • Clean empty plastic food containers (cottage cheese…)

Household Goods

  • Towels
  • Sheets (all sizes)
  • Blankets (we never have enough)
  • Small electrical appliances (crock pots, toaster ovens)
  • Pots and pans
  • Can openers (manual)
  • Portable heaters/ fans (small)

Hygiene Products

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bath soap
  • Feminine products
  • Laundry soap
  • Disposable razors
  • Deodorant
  • Hand and body lotions

Men’s, Women’s, and Children Clothing

  • Jeans, slacks
  • T-shirts, casual shirts
  • Underwear and pajamas
  • Socks
  • Shoes (sneakers, work shoes, casual shoes)
  • Jackets (fall and winter)

Infant and Toddler Clothing

  • Crib sheets/blankets
  • Receiving blankets
  • Sleepers and pajamas
  • Play clothes


We Could Use Your Help

These special events take place at TIM annually. We could use your help preparing for them.

March/April – Need new items for auction and tickets purchased for Annual Dinner/Auction

July/August – Need new backpacks and school supplies for Backpack Drive and distribution

October/November – Need food items, Chickens and Turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes

December – Need food items and Hams or Turkeys for Christmas Dinner Boxes

December – Need new unwrapped toys/gifts for children ages 0-18 Christmas gifts