Chino Cares Challenge

chino cares banner featuring people of different ages and backgrounds

Chino is a resilient community full of people who care about one another. To get through this pandemic, we need to work together.

This is why our Emergency Services Coordinator is issuing a Chino Cares Challenge. We have set a goal of providing 400 care packages for our most vulnerable populations, which include seniors and individuals experiencing homelessness. Each care package contains basic items such as canned goods, water, and hygiene products.

If you do not have the items at home, we encourage shopping for these items when you are shopping for your household to minimize outings. Remember to practice social distancing and wear a face covering. 

If you have questions regarding the Chino Cares Challenge, please call 909-334-3258.



Here's how you can participate:


1. Select An Option - Check out the options listed below and select one that works for you. 

2. Drive Thru and Drop Off - Gather your donation items, place them in your vehicle's trunk or back of an SUV, and drop them off at the Senior Center (13170 Central Ave)without having to exit your vehicle during one of the donation drive through days between 9:00am-12:00pm.

Donation Drive Thru Dates
June 18
July 2
July 16
July 30
August 13
August 27 

  drop off map


Option 1

Assemble a care package that contains the following items and place them in a box or bag. If you do not have the items at home, we encourage shopping for these items when you are shopping for your household to minimize outings. Remember to practice social distancing and wear a face covering. 

 1 box instant oatmeal or cereal
 1 gallon water
 1 gallon juice (apple, grape, or cranberry)
 2 cans fruit (any kind)
 2 cans vegetables (any kind)
 1 box granola bars
 2 cans tuna or chicken
 2 cans soup (any kind)
 1 box dry spaghetti or pasta
 1 jar pasta sauce
 16 oz. bag or 1 box rice, instant rice or macaroni and cheese
 16 oz. bag or 1 can dry or canned beans
 1 box or bag to contain all the items in the care package

Optional: Add a note


Option 2

Donate any items from the care package list from option 1  and/or the list below. If you do not have the items at home, we encourage shopping for these items when you are shopping for your household to minimize outings. Remember to practice social distancing and wear a face covering. 

Non-perishable food:
Granola bars
Fruit cups
Applesauce 
Ready-to-go tuna cracker kits
Individual sized potato chips
Bottled water
Juice (single serving bottles)
Fruit snacks
Trail mix
Beef jerky
Crackers
Disposable spoons 

Hygiene items:
Deodorant (travel size)
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Soap
Shampoo (travel size)
Conditioner (travel size)
Tampons
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Napkins
Adult diapers
Adult pads
Hand soap
Hand sanitizer
Disinfectant wipes
Face masks (handmade, disposable or single use)

*Items not listed will not be accepted.

Option 3 

Make a cash donation to support services provided to seniors and individuals experiencing homelessness. Donations will be used to offset the cost of additional meals provided through the Senior Center as well as to purchase additional food and hygiene items. Checks can be made out to the City of Chino and mailed to 13201 Central Ave, subject: Senior Center Donation. 

Online Option

You can now make a donation online through PayPal on the Chino Youth Museum's website.  The entire donation will go towards the Chino Cares Challenge to provide care packages to seniors and other vulnerable individuals.  The link below will take you to the Chino Youth Museum's website page where you can click on the donation button.

Click here to make an online donation.


For more information on Chino Cares, click here.

Additional Ways to Help

Chino Valley Medical Center

Chino Valley Medical Center is seeking donations of N-95 masks, surgical gowns, disposable gloves, and non-surgical face masks.

Call the hospital main line at (909) 464-8600 and talk to the Engineering Department to arrange for donation drop-off. No monetary donations can be accepted currently. 

United Way

United Way of the Inland Valleys and Inland Empire United Way have established the SoCal COVID- 19 Fund to provide technology and infrastructure support to 211 and direct relief to individuals in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To donate or request for relief funds, visit: https://uwiv.org/covid19