Urgent Needs


Colder weather is right around the corner.

Please help us prepare to serve the 120+ men and women seeking shelter each night.

urgent needs donations to homeless shelter lakeland florida talbot house

This list of our most urgent needs is updated monthly.

  • Soap – solid or liquid
  • laundry detergent
  • Men’s jeans (sizes 30-36), pants and shoes
  • Toothbrushes (not toothpaste)
  • Shower gel or body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Bottled water or other drinks
  • Individually packaged snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.)
  • Towels
  • Twin-sized bedding
  • Gallon-sized plastic bags (Ziploc or similar)
  • Travel-sized deodorant and sunscreen
  • Rain ponchos

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Our donation ramp is open Monday, wednesday, and saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Kentucky Avenue.

Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 814 N Kentucky Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801.

Please look for the driveway with a white “donation” sign on Kentucky Ave. and turn in; someone will help you unload your vehicle.

Donation receipts are available upon request. Thank you!

As Polk County’s largest homeless shelter, Talbot House relies on a variety of donated goods to keep our guests fed, clean, and inspired. Below is a list of items we accept year-round:

  • Nonperishable food
  • Bottled drinks
  • Salt and seasonings
  • Clothing (all types and sizes, including professional attire)
  • Twin-sized bedding
  • Gently-used towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hygiene items

Due to an overadundance of supplies and lack of storage, The Good Samaritan Free Clinic can only accept medication donations at this time. Medical donation are accepted Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm directly to the clinic.

Items we can currently accept:Items we cannot accept: 
Blood Pressure MachinesWalkers & Wheelchairs
Diabetic SuppliesAdult Briefs/Depends & Feminine Hygiene Products
Nebulizer MachinesNeedles & Insulin Syringes
Dialysis Supplies
CPAP Machines & Supplies
Walking Boots, Crutches, Canes, Knee Walkers
Shower Chairs & Bedside Commodes
Colostomy Supplies 

We recommend asking our friends at LVIM or VISTE if they have a use for such donations.

Due to storage limitations, we are unable to accept:

  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Open food products and leftovers
  • Expired food

For more assistance or information, Contact assist@talbothouse.net