Food Closet Donations Request and Upcoming Food Drive

Drop  Off  Your Donations at St. Mark’s and Volunteer Opportunities: The Food Closet Donation Baskets are available for donations during the Sunday worship services. The baskets are located outside the church next to the east doors.  You may have seen in the Messenger Lite that a Food Drive is coming up next week Sept. 10th through the 12 th.   The donations list for that event is the same as below – so you can start planning now 😉  Boxes will be placed in front of the church office for drop offs any time during that period.  Also note that note that volunteers are urgently needed at the Food Closet. See information about shift slots and contact people below. And as always many thanks for your continuing generosity.

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 –
Shirley –

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