This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests – St. Mark’s donations have dropped off to nil recently, but not the number of customers at the Food Closet. Though Spring has sprung, the needs at the Food Closet remain high. St. Mark’s has been consistently loyal in filling in the food gaps over many years. Will you be able to contribute this week?

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:

  • Fruit and apple sauce in small plastic containers
Hearty soups, like Progresso brand
  • Dog and cat food
  • Ramen soup
  • Table salt

Non-food items:

  • sandwich size ziploc 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.