This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Food Closet Donors: Your donations are crucial at this time! St. Mark’s donations had fallen back in the midst of summer travels, and now with the school year back in swing, we need to pick up again for the families that rely on the Food Closet! This is an especially crucial time for folks who have to make expenditure decisions as school starts that put them even more at risk for food insecurity. Please know that your offerings are precious to many and more important than ever.
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 fruit and fruit cups
* Canned tuna
* Peanut butter ( please not organic)
* Instant coffee
*Ziploc bags: sandwich size
* Can openers
* Disposable razors