Donate Goods

Make a difference by supplying basic needs to those in need in our Lancaster community.

12/7/2021 UPDATE: We appreciate all donated goods, especially in this busy winter season! Due to current staff shortages, we wanted to ask that if you are looking to drop off large quantities of food (More than 50 lbs.), that you contact Heather Ross, at to let us know your planned arrival time. That way we can have staff allocated to accept your donated goods! Once again, thank you for your partnership! We couldn't do our work without you!

Ways to Donate

Donations are a big driver in providing food, essentials, and more to our community. Your donations and organized drives help us help others, and are a powerful reminder of our community’s love for those in need. Below you’ll find information on how to donate food, everyday essentials, and clothing. 



Your donations will provide meals to those struggling with food insecurity and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Everyday Essentials

Your donations will provide for the needs of everyday life and help those in need get back on their feet.

Winter Wear

Your clothing donations will help keep someone warm and dry, and provide a sense of dignity during a difficult weather season.

Donation FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about donations of goods and gifts-in-kind. Thank you for your consideration.

"It really makes a difference when we know there are still good people who care about people."
Water Street Guest
Want to make a bigger impact?

You can host your own donation drive today! It’s a simple process that can make a huge difference in the lives of many at Water Street.