Food Closet Donations Request and Volunteer Opportunities

Thank You All  for the Amazing Food Drive and Volunteer Opportunities:  First of all, again a huge thanks to all who: contributed to the Food Drive, set the event up, and signed the get well poster for Shirley Reiter – Food Closet Tuesday and Friday Manger.  Your donations were delivered to the FC  last Tuesday along with the poster for  Shirley.  She was completely surprised, touched and thrilled, along with the two other volunteers who helped me unload.  The Food Closet is looking amply stocked just now thanks to your generosity, but there are a few items that would help listed below.

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 9512

Current Donations Requests:

Food items: 

Canned protein products (except tuna)
Ramen noodles

Instant coffee