Drop  Off  Your Donations at St. Mark’s and Volunteer Opportunities:

Drop  Off  Your Donations at St. Mark’s and Volunteer Opportunities: The Food Closet Donation Baskets are again available to be filled with your donations during the Sunday worship services. The baskets are located outside the church next to the east doors.  This week the list includes numerous food items. Update on Shirley – she’s doing well and was already back at the Food Closet! Likely a procedure coming up in the near future – keeping her in our prayers at St. Mark’s. Now is a good time to note that volunteers are urgently needed at the Food Closet.

Volunteer Opportunities:
The Food Closet, 425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, is seeking volunteers for various 2-3 hour shifts. These are the days to be filled:

Monday 10 – 12 noon;
Wednesday 10 – 12 noon;
Thursday both morning and afternoon shifts
Friday – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Please contact:
Charlotte at (408) 591-7539 for the M, W and Thursday shifts.
Shirley at (650)704-9813 for the Friday shift. Text or telephone please.
Charlotte – charlotte.ca413@gmail.com
Shirley – shirleyreiter@yahoo.com

Drop off donations at the Food Closet. The Diocese allows food pantries to remain open during Covid. All Saints Food Closet is taking precautions to protect staff, volunteers, customers and donors using a protocol from Second Harvest, the main Food Closet donor. The address and hours are: 425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto – M, T, W, F: 9 am-2:30 pm Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm. Access via the blue side door that opens onto Hamilton Street. Please call ahead – (650) 325-3663 to let them know you are coming. Please do not drop off food after hours – it brings up a variety of concerns as people apparently congregate unsafely after hours to go through the food.

Donating by Check: You can also donate by check. Check donations will be used to purchase needed shortfall items. Please write a check to the Downtown Streets Team, and write in the memo line “For Food Closet”. Checks can be mailed to:
Ms. Sara Baltierrez, Project Manager
 Downtown Streets Team,
 1671 The Alameda, Suite 306
, San Jose, CA 95126

Current Donations Requests:

Food items: 
Hearty soups including ramen
Protein products (except tuna)
Crunchy peanut butter
Small cups of fruit
Cream style corn

Non-food items needed:
Sandwich size ziploc bags
Empty egg cartons
Paper towels
Rubber bands