Favorite Charity: BASH
I first discovered this charity while my family and I were going through some hard times both physically as well as financially. BASH assisted with our receiving not just food, but also resources that helped get us back on our feet without feeling like a bunch of leeches.
BASH is my favorite charity because of the giving they do for so many people. They do this based on residency only, in other words they don't care if you have a job or are just about homeless. So long as you live locally they'll help. They give out resources to those who have some sort of an addiction, they give out food boxes filled with more than just food also diapers and such and above all they turn down no one.
I donate my unused supplies and unsold jewelry to them monthly. It's my way of Paying it Forward.