SCS Wish List


High school students sort cans of food for SCS.


Sunnyvale Elks packing and distributing fruits and vegetables on “Produce Monday.” Left to right: Carol Barnhart, Pat Sargent, Sarg Sargent, Carmela Castagnola, and Alan Aana.

Backpack Day is August 4th!

Each year we distribute 1,400 new backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies plus a $27 Payless Shoe gift card so that children are ready for school from head-to-toe. Some of the items we need most are:

  • Large 19" backpacks for high schoolers
  • 1 ½" and 2" 3-ring binders
  • Graph paper notebooks
  • Spiral bound notebooks - single subject wide and college rule
  • 24 packs of Crayola crayons
  • 8 or 10 packs or thin line and broad line markers
  • 12 packs of color pencils
  • Pencil pouches

Download a complete list of what we need


Food needed for Pantry Program

SCS accepts almost any kind of commercially packaged, unexpired food to distribute to our low income and homeless clients during grocery food distributions. Please donate food in standard size containers (no industrial sized cans or bags), in plastic or metal containers. We appreciate low sugar content, whole grain healthy foods where possible.

Perishable foods accepted Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Non-perishable foods accepted Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at 725 Kifer Road in Sunnvyale.

Food items we need most:

  • Soups (low sodium)
  • Cereals (low sugar - Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Oatmeal)
  • Canola or Olive oil
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Seasonings and honey
  • Detergent and cleaning supplies

Homeless Supplies

  • Pop top canned food items (soups, vegetables and fruit)
  • Nutritious single serving dried fruit and snacks
  • New men’s and women’s underwear
  • Nail care and food care items
  • Lip balm
  • Combs and Brushes

Download our Homeless Supply flyer for a complete list of items that can be donated to assist the homeless.

Hotel Collectors

Collect unopened hotel size soaps, lotions, shampoos, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and combs. Most of us think of these items as necessitities, but for low-income families and seniors, they are luxuries.

Misc Items (new items only please)

  • Men’s ankle length crew socks
  • Gloves
  • personal grooming items - soap, toothbrush, hair products
  • Detergent
  • Hand soap


Volunteers from AMD sorted the toys they collected and stocked the shelves.

Volunteer Brownies from St. Simon’s school donated toys and food to our Christmas Center.

For our Auction that Benefits the Community Christmas Center

  • vacation homes/condos for a week or weekend
  • electronic items (DVD, TV, pocket PCs, GPS systems, games)
  • sports memorabilia
  • sport event tickets
  • gourmet items, dinners
  • one of a kind items such as a flight in a small plane
  • jewelry
  • hobby to share (trip on a boat, rock climbing lesson)
  • collectibles
  • gift certificates for services and meals
  • anything someone might buy

SCS Contact Info

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
info@svcommunityservices.org

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Phone: 408.738.4321

Donation Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Please bring your donation to the side (warehouse) door. If it is not open, please ring the bell and someone will come and open the door.

Important: Please note that we do not accept used items, or packaged food donations that are opened or past their expiration date. Thank you!

Donor Privacy Policy

Sunnyvale Community Services will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. In our twice-annual newsletter, we list names only of donors giving $1,000 or more annually, and we honor all donor requests for donations to be anonymous.

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