food closet: top needs this week

Urgent Need for Drop Off and Donations by Check

Greetings Super Shoppers and Dedicated Cash Donors: Please, if you can donate the need is urgent – the customers are steadily increasing now. The Diocese allows food pantries to remain open  – if they can meet certain criteria. All Saints Food Closet has been taking precautions to protect staff, volunteers, customers and donors using a protocol from Second Harvest the main Food Closet donor. Their stock is still depleting – so our donations are needed now more than ever.

Meanwhile, since St. Mark’s church is closed – no donations should be left there until services can be commenced. Therefore, if you can, please deliver your donations directly at the All Saint’s Food Closet, 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto–  M, T, W, F:  9 am-2:30 pm Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm via the blue side door that opens on to Hamilton Street. Please call ahead – (650) 325-3663 to let them know you are coming.

****Important****:  Please do not drop off food after hours – it brings up a variety of safety concerns as people apparently congregate unsafely after hours to go through the food.

Also, as a new initiative, the Food Closet is doing home deliveries now, three times a week, for the elderly who are unable to leave their homes.
Don’t feel left out if you can’t leave your home to deliver goods – there is another way you can help. You can donate by check as well. 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 ManagerDowntown Streets Team1671 The Alameda, Suite 306San Jose, CA 95126

Always Needed: non-grocery items: quart size ziplock bags, twist ties, rubber bands, scissors, dish detergent, Fabuloso cleaner, hand sanitizer.

  • 15 oz cans of vegetables (peas, green beans, diced tomatoes, mixed veggies)
  • Hearty soups like Progresso and packaged Ramen noodles
  • Quaker oats boxed (not instant packets please).
  • Instant coffee