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Fighting hunger in our own community

South Palo Alto Food Closet

We provide groceries to individuals and families in need in Palo Alto.

You shouldn't have to choose between rent and food!

Groceries available by appointment only for individuals and families in need in Palo Alto
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Who We Are

The South Palo Alto Food Closet was started in the late 1970's by a group of local churches when they saw that so many people in Palo Alto who were having a hard time making the money stretch through the entire month.
We are a partner agency with
Second Harvest Food Bank.

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How to get food

If you live in Palo Alto and fall within the income guidelines that are put out by the USDA (check under the How to Qualify tab) and need food assistance, please email us at  

You must email for appointment.

No one should be choosing between rent and food!


Making A Difference

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Be a part of our wonderful team


Raise money at a dinner party or from your company.

Food Drop-Off

We take food donations that are unopened and not expired each day M-F between 1:30- 4:00.  Just come by and ring our doorbell!

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

Contact South Palo Alto Food Closet

Get in touch with South Palo Alto Food Closet to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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