Food Drive

Celebrating 31 years of providing love, care and joy for thousands of children!


Christmas is for Children is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing all children the love, care, and joy that comprise the spirit of the holidays.  Since 1991, CIFC has supported over 46,000 underprivileged children dealing with poverty, domestic violence and substance-abusing parents.


This year, our food drive will be held on December 17th at St. John Church at Kimball and Continental Blvd. If you would like to help during the food drive, feel free to email us at [email protected].  You can also sign up to sort donated food in advance using at the December Sorting Food link or during the actual food drive at the CIFC/Big Give Food Distribution link. We also need your donations of food and household items.  Please find below a list of the items we are seeking for this year. If you would like to help and don’t have the time to shop, we have the time!  Feel free to contact us to donate by emailing us at [email protected] or by processing a donation on our Donations page.

Thank you for your generosity!!


Items for Food Basket

Please double check expiration dates before dropping off as we cannot gift expired items.


Bagged beans/lentils
Bagged rice
Breakfast/protein bars
Canned fruits
Canned meats
Canned Soups
Canned Vegetables
Cereal (Name Brand)

Instant potatoes
Pancake Mix
Peanut Butter
Pasta Sauce
Stuffing Mix


Other Household Items

Shampoo and Conditioner Soap
Toilet Paper
Laundry Detergent