Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests –  The level of donations has been consistent and wonderful and ,as always, is so appreciated. The donations request list remains substantially the same – but Shirley (the FC Manager that provides us the weekly list) notes the below ziplock bags have recently been on sale at Costco. She is ever vigilant concerning bargains. So should you be there and have a desire to donate in future – you might want to check that out ;- )

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 needs:

Ramen noodles or other hearty soups

Sugar
Flour

Non-food items:
sandwich size ziploc bags
Large trash bags
brown grocery bags with handles

Volunteer Opportunities:
The Downtown Streets Team Food Closet is located at 425 Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto
For volunteer openings on:
-Mon, Wed, Thursday contact Charlotte Coker at 1(408) 591-7539.
-Tuesday and Friday afternoons (12:30 for 2 hours) contact Shirley at 1(650) 704-9813.

All Covid protocols are strictly enforced.
Volunteers must be vaccinated and boosted.
Mandarin speaking would be an asset.