Food Closet

Continued Need for Drop Off and Donations by Check: This week a grateful message from the Downtown Streets Food Closet (located at All Saints Church) Volunuteer Manager – Shirley Reiter.
“Once again we at the Downtown Streets Team Food Closet would like to thank the community for their very generous support – the pandemic has brought out the generosity and kindness of the citizens – donations have been overwhelming this past year.  We appreciate you all.”
The Diocese allows food pantries to remain open. 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.

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 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 We appreciate your generosity, but have to discard any outdated items.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 95126

Always Needed: non-grocery items: quart size ziplock bags, twist ties, rubber bands, scissors, dish detergent, Fabuloso cleaner, and hand sanitizer.

Not Needed Presently: Paper bags are not needed the Food Closet is well stocked at this time.

Current Food Donation requests:

Packets of sugar substitute
Ziplock sandwich/snack bags
Instant coffee
Sugar and Ramen Noodles in Packets