This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Gratings Food Closet Donors: In the last 3 weeks 21 bags of groceries and supplies and $5 in cash donations were collected for the Food Closet. More good news  — it is now likely the federal funds for food stamps and other programs that support the food insecure members of our community will be extended.  Thank you all for generously supporting the customers of the Food Closet.

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 new hours are:
425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
-M, T, W, F: 9 am-2:30 pm
-Thursday: 9 am to 2:30 pm
(except 12 pm to 1 pm when closed for staff meeting)
Access is 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 often 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:
Project Manager 
Downtown Streets Team
1671 The Alameda, Suite 306
San Jose, CA 95126

Current Food Donation Requests:

* Ramen noodle soup and chicken broth
* Canned corn
* Canned or cups of fruit
* Peanut butter (please, not organic)

Non-food items:

*Bags with handles (please no department store bags)
*Ziploc bags: sandwich size
*Rubber bands

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