Great news – all the Food Closet’s volunteer shifts are now filled. A big thanks to any St. Mark’s folks who may have volunteered or passed the word of need to others. However, there are still shelves at the Food Closet that need to be filled and this week you might be able to help with that. As the weather cools and the Holidays approach the need is greater than ever. Please see the updated donations requests below and, as always, thanks for all you do.
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:
protein products: canned chicken & Vienna sausage (please. NOT tuna)
hot chocolate in packets
crunchy peanut butter
ramen noodle soup
brown grocery bags with handles
sandwich size bags