Food Closet

Continued Need for Drop Off and Donations by Check

Greetings Super Shoppers and Dedicated Cash Donors: Please, if you can donate the need is urgent – the customers are steadily increasing now. The Diocese allows food pantries to remain open  – if they can meet certain criteria. All Saints Food Closet has been taking precautions to protect staff, volunteers, customers and donors using a protocol from Second Harvest the main Food Closet donor. Their stock is still depleting – so our donations are needed now more than ever.

Meanwhile, since St. Mark’s church is closed – no donations should be left there until services can be commenced. Therefore, if you can, please deliver your donations directly at the All Saint’s Food Closet, 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto–  M, T, W, F:  9 am-2:30 pm Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm via the blue side door that opens on to Hamilton Street. Please call ahead – (650) 325-3663 to let them know you are coming.

****Important****:  Please do not drop off food after hours – it brings up a variety of safety concerns as people apparently congregate unsafely after hours to go through the food. Also –  donors: please check the expiration dates of the groceries you donate. We have been receiving items from 2017 and later! We appreciate your generosity but have to discard outdated items. Thank you.
Don’t feel left out if you can’t leave your home to deliver goods – there is another way you can help. You can donate by check as well. 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 95

Always Needed

Non-Grocery Items:

  • quart size ziplock bags
  • twist ties, rubber bands
  • scissors
  • dish detergent
  • Fabuloso cleaner
  • hand sanitizer

Food Donation Requests:

  • Dry cereal
  • Life
  • Raisin bran
  • Corn Flakes
  • (no Cheerios please)
  • Hot chocolate in packets
  • Oatmeal in packets
  • Instant Coffee