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If you have an item donation, please contact 209-383-7034 xt.140, or to arrange for your item(s) to be picked-up.

 We do not accept all items.  Please see below for further details.

We are currently practicing COVID-19 CDC regulations when preparing food deliveries and toiletries to families in need!

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We Need

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    -Dinner Auction

    Procure auction items, set-up, clean-up, ticket sales, banking, promotions, etc.





    Pencils, backpacks, shoes and more are needed for children grades K-12.


    -Change a Life Campaign

    Help stuff and organize coin banks, count change, etc.




    -Annual Rummage Sale

    Collect, organize and help price-items, Organize, collect and sell baked goods,

    snacks and drinks, cashiers, helpers, set-up and clean-up.


    Holiday Season Programs:



    Help organize gift & food baskets, deliver items to families, etc.


    Clearinghouse Volunteer

    Conduct phone interviews with people requesting assistance.

    M -Th 9am -12pm or 1:30 - 3:30pm



    Office Assistants

    Mailings, light typing, spreadsheets, data entry, etc.

    M -Th 9am -12pm or 1-4pm



    Love Plus Assistant

    Help coordinate program logistics, prepare materials, manage contact information

    2-4 hours/week



    Warehouse Worker / Furniture Delivery Person

    Pick up and deliver furniture to clients.

    Varies depending on availability




    Drive people to doctor appointments Love Plus classes, court appointments, etc.




    Love Plus Mentor

    Mentor Love Plus Program participants.

    6:30-8:30pm Wednesdays in Fall and Spring



    Prayer Coordinator

    Coordinate prayer teams at local churches to pray for Love INC and the community.



    Volunteer Leadership Board members, event or program team leaders

    Bookkeeper Assist with light bookkeeping activities

    House-cleaning Assist with light housecleaning (once per month)

  • Volunteer for Love INC

  • Mentor for Love Plus

  • Community Partner's - Food Ministry

    Salvation Army: @ 9a-1p  1440 W. 12th Street, Merced


    Calvary Assembly of God Church: Call for Pickup or drop off directives

    (209) 723-2395  1021 R Street, Merced


    United Methodist Church: Call for Pickup or drop off directives (209) 722-5777

    899 Yosemite Parkway, Merced



    Merced Bethel Church: @8a-11a Every 3rd Monday of the month. 810 T Street, Merced


    Mc Namara Park: @9a-11a Every 3rd Monday of the month. On 11th & Canal St.


    Tri-College Center: @10a-2p Every 3rd Friday of the month. (Call Love INC Merced the day before for location)


    Food Bank- National Guard: @10a-2p Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 2000 W. Olive Ave. (Drive up in your vehicle, stay in car. Give zip code and they place a box in the trunk.)


    FREE Produce: (209)769-3231 or  936 W. 18th Street, Merced (Take only what you need, maintain social distancing, use gloves)




    Apostolic Tabernacle: Call for info. (209) 723-0545 Monday & Friday. 2745 E. HWY 140, Merced


    Calvary Assembly of God – Harvest Time: @8:30a-3p (209) 723-2395 Food Give-Away on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month.


    Catholic Charities of Merced: @9a-3p (209) 383-2494 Last Thursday and Friday. 336 W. Main Street, Merced (Meat Give-Away) @9a-3p Monday and Wednesday

    (Clothing Closet) Tuesday @1p-3p


    Merced Bethel: @8a-9a (209) 761-1529 Call for Info. 810 T Street, Merced. (Serves breakfast on Sunday)


    United Methodist Church: @5p  899 Yosemite Parkway, Merced. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. (Food Give-Away)


    Salvation Army: @7a-8:30a  1440 W. 12th Street, Merced. Serves breakfast Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


    Senior Brown Bag – Donation Request


    Living Well Café: @9a-11a  851 W. 23rd Street, Merced Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.



    • Car Seats

    • Waterbeds

    • Outdoor Furniture (except July - October)

    • Building supplies

    • Cribs

    • Medical Equipment

    • Clothing

         * To donate clothing, contact Lifeline

  • Furniture and Appliances

    • Twin, Full, Queen, and King Bed Frames, Mattresses, Box Springs, Beds (please no stains or tears)

    • Bunk Bed Sets

    • Kitchen / Dining tables / Chairs

    • Dressers / Chests of Drawers / Night Stands

    • Sofas / Loveseats / Futons

    • Armchairs / Recliners / Rockers

    • Coffee Tables / End Tables

    • Washer / Dryer

    • Refrigerators

    • Freestanding Oven Range

    • Lamps – Table or Floor



    • Upholstered furniture should be free of any tears, stains or excessive fading

    • Wooden items should not have excessive watermarks/discoloration, missing hardware/parts

    • All donations must be free of mildew, mold and pet stains, and pet hair

  • Office Supplies/Housekeeping Items

    • Bottled Water

    • Copy Paper

    • Cardstock Paper

    • Cleaning Supplies

    • Coffee/Coffee Filters

    • Envelopes Sizes 6 and 10

    • Kleenex

    • Dish or Hand Soap

    • Mailing Labels

    • Postage Stamps

    • Post-Its

    • Toner Cartridges

  • Other Items

    • Yard Equipment and Supplies (lawnmowers, rakes, hoses, etc.)

    • Pots & Pans

    • Sets of Dishes

    • Strollers

    • Baby Formula

    • Diapers

    • Sheets, linens and towel sets

  • Facebook LIVE  list of items

    Food Box - week supply

    (General list of items)

    This is just a general list of items that can be placed in the food box. Please feel free to place items that you feel in your heart that will bless a family.

    ‘Make the box your own”

    God Bless your heart to serve our Community.


    Box of Cereal or Oatmeal

    Rice (1-2 lbs.)

    Beans (1-2 lbs.)

    Canned vegetables (4 of corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, etc.)

    Canned fruit (2-3 of peaches, pears, mixed fruits, etc.)

    Canned beans (2 of pinto, kidney, white beans, etc.)

    Canned Tomatoes (2 of tomato sauce, stewed, diced, etc.)

    Canned or Jar of Spaghetti pasta sauce

    Pasta Noodles (2 bags of Spaghetti, Penna, rigatoni, etc.)

    Jar of Peanut butter

    Jar of Jam

    Snack Packs

    Mac & Cheese


    Canned Soups

    Bag or Cup of noodles/ Ramen

    Cooking Oil







    Water (1 gallon jug or bottled water)

    Bagged Salad (Mixed Iceberg)

    Bag of baby carrots or broccoli

    Fresh Fruit (Oranges, Apples, Bananas, pears, etc.)

    Meats (2 packs of ground beef, chicken, turkey, etc.)

    Deli Lunch Meat (1 package of Ham, turkey, bologna)

    Salt, Pepper


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