MCK Pantry


Guidelines for Donations of Goods

The MCK Social Services Committee is pleased to accept donations of goods that would help needy people in the community but are unable to afford them.

Please donate items that are in good working condition since we do not have the facility or resources to repair items. The donated items are offered to the needy people as is. It is therefore expected that when recipients take the items home they would be functional.

How to Donate?

If you would like to make a donation please send an email to along with your contact information (name, email address, and phone number) and a list of the items you wish to donate.

A member of the Social Services Committee will get in touch with you to ensure that all items are in accordance with the guidelines below. We will coordinate the delivery / donation of the donated items.

What can you Donate?

The goods that Social Services Committee is willing to accept are listed below:

  • Housewares—dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps, etc
  • Small appliances—microwave, vacuum cleaners, etc
  • Large appliances in working condition – refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers, etc
  • Furniture—dressers, tables, bed frames and sofas
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Television, antenna and digital converter in working condition
  • Domestics—curtains, linen, bedspreads, blankets, etc
  • Sporting goods, Bicycles
  • Books and School supplies
  • Hardware and tools

Furniture and appliances should be in good working condition since we do not have the facility to repair or refurbish any item.

Please test all electronic items (TV, Microwave oven, etc) are in good working condition.

Please include all parts of a donation in separate box and ensure that all parts are there for the item to work.

Donations are Tax Deductible

Your donations to MCK Social Services Committee are tax deductible. We will give you a receipt which lists items that you have donated. Valuations of these donations are not done by MCK Social Services Committee and need to be done in accordance with the IRS guidelines.

What Items are Not Accepted as Donations?

We cannot accept the following items as donations:

  • Clothing or Footwear
  • Furniture in need of repair – soiled, torn, missing pieces, etc.
  • Large appliances in need of repair – refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers, etc
  • Automobiles and automobile parts of any kind – tires, rims, hubcaps, batteries, etc
  • Windows, screens, shutters, doors
  • Scrap lumber, concrete, bricks, stones
  • Bathroom/kitchen fixtures – sinks, bathtubs, toilets, etc
  • Paint, household chemicals, insecticides, etc

Check Before You Donate

If you are unsure of the items, please email to confirm.

Please check your items before donating to make sure all are items you want to give to charity as the chances of retrieving any donations given by accident are very small.
In general, it is requested that donor transport the goods. However, in case of large items such as furniture or appliances such as washer / dryer, we may be able to help arrange for the items to be picked-up.

Please email to coordinate the move and delivery.

Food Pantry Guidelines

  1. ONLY Authorized Personnel are allowed inside the Food Pantry Storage Area.
  2. All individuals are required to fill out and sign the necessary paperwork to receive food aid through the MCK Social Services Committee Food Pantry.
  3. Recipients must create an orderly line at the designated area to receive food aid. Once the food has been received it is requested that recipients vacate the Food Pantry area promptly.
  4. At each visit, recipients are required to verify their name/address with the Food Pantry staff and sign appropriate documentation in order to receive Food Aid.
  5. All recipients of food are required to be present in order to receive this aid. If, however, recipients are unable to come because of extenuating circumstances (continuous medical illness, on the job, etc), appropriate paperwork needs to be completed in order to provide this aid.
  6. Requests for additional or special food items available in the pantry can be made to Food Pantry Staff; the decision will be made by the Food Pantry Aid staff on duty.
  7. Any individual exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be requested to leave and may be denied food assistance, and/or be reported to the authorities.
  8. Any situation of disagreement or grievance by individuals receiving food aid can be reported in writing to the SSC Chairperson.
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