In-Kind Donation Needs

The Light House relies on in-kind donations from our generous community to ensure that our clients’ most basic needs are met. 

  • At this time, we are only able to accept the following items listed below. 
  • For the safety of our staff and residents, please wear a mask while on Light House property, and follow our contactless donation guidelines listed below.
  • UNBagged Lunches: The Light House is no longer serving the lunch in brown paper bags and asks that volunteers refrain from packing sides, water and sandwiches together. Volunteers should only assemble the sandwiches offsite and wrap them in individual sandwich bags. Water and sides can be delivered in original packaging and will be separated on site.
  • Meal Service Volunteers: We are no longer able to accept breakfast/dinner meal ingredient donations and we kindly ask that if you or your group is able to, that you consider making a monetary donation in lieu of the ingredients. Please visit our Volunteer Page to learn more. 
  • The following items can be delivered between 7am-7pm at our 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis location. We ask that all donations of food or supplies be brought to the back door of The Light House, ring the doorbell and the RA at the front desk will speak through the intercom acknowledging the drop-off and will collect the items after you have left.
  • The following can also be ordered online and delivered to The Light House, 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, from many local grocery stores including: InstacartWhole Foods Giant Foods Safeway , and  Wegmans .
  • While Amazon works on restocking, we recommend looking for most of the items listed below locally. However, a few may still be available on our Amazon Wish List



  • Cases of Bottled Water
  • Canned Fruit (In Fruit Juice)
  • Canned Vegetables (Low sodium)
  • Fruit Juice (100% Fruit)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam/Jelly (30oz or Smaller)
  • Pasta (Bags/boxes)
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Soup (Individual Microwaveable Containers)
  • Soup (Pop Top Cans or Pouches/Boxes)
  • Pasta Dishes (Individual Microwaveable Containers - Mac and Cheese, Cup Of Noodles, etc)
  • Cereal (Individual Boxes/Servings)
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Meats (Tuna/Chicken/Ham)
  • Brown Rice or Rice Products
  • Shelf Stable Boxed Milk (Individual Servings)
  • Creamer (Dried or Individual)
  • Instant Coffee (Individual Packs)
  • Oil (Canola or Vegetable)
  • Bags of Chips
  • Sugar Packets
  • Condiment Packets (Mayo/Mustard/Ketchup)
  • Bacon
  • Fresh Vegetables (Broccoli/Cauliflower/Carrots/Cabbage)
  • Fresh Fruit (Oranges/Peaches/Nectarines)
  • Squash Gourds (Butternut/Acorn/Spaghetti)
  • Potatoes and/or Sweet Potatoes
  • NEW Bath Towels
  • NEW Washcloths
  • UNOPENED Bags of Halloween Candy
  • Paper or Reusable Grocery Bags
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Napkins
  • Paper Bowls
  • Plastic Forks
  • Plastic Utensil Packs
  • Laundry Detergent PODS
  • Boxes of Tissues
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Adult Male Backpacks
  • Diapers (Sizes 5 and 6)
  • Pull-Ups (Sizes 4T-5T and 5T-6T)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Gas Station Gift Cards
    from WAWA or Royal Farms
    (You can order online from WAWA
    and deliver to The Light House,
     10 Hudson Street,
    Annapolis, MD 21401)
  • Purchase a TracFone for residents through our Amazon Wish List

At this time we are only accepting the donation items listed above. We are unable to accept any other donation items until further notice. Thank you for your support and understanding!

 For a list of Anne Arundel County Partner Organizations that accept donations, click here.

For Questions About Donations, Please Contact: 

Thanks to the generosity of donors, community groups, farmers markets, grocery stores and volunteers, last year The Light House distributed:

  • 51,083 bagged lunches
  • 196,870 pounds of pantry items
  • 38,544 hot meals
  • Clothing to 700 Community Closet Clients
  • Provided emergency shelter, food and other valuable services to more than 2,000 neighbors in need
  • Provided emergency and transitional housing for 257 individuals and 15 families, including 26 children.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.