Food closet Donations Request and Volunteer Openings

Cool wet weather is here: This is where our donations excel – comfort foods.  You’ll see soups and tea highlighted these days and don’t forget that any Halloween candy you might wish to share is greatly appreciated too. There are still some volunteer shift shortfalls. Please see the below list and  if you, or someone you know, might be interested, please contact the below-noted volunteer manager.

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, Wednesday and/or Thursday. Please contact Charlotte at (408)591-7539 for details.

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 9512

Current Donations Requests:

Food items: 

Protein products (except tuna) canned meats chicken, spam, Vienna sausages
Canned soup, especially ramen noodles

Jam or jelly




Paper bags with handles

Ziploc sandwich bags