Closed for June 2022
and early July 2022

Due to staffing issues - resume Monday, July 11.

Here are alternative places to receive food

**For each of these places, please be prepared to provide the name, age, address, and phone number for the person you are picking up for, along with the number of adults (19-59 years old), kids (0-18 years old), and seniors (60+ years old) in
their household.

Palo Alto Community Child Care/drive thru distribution

3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
2nd & 4th Tuesday,

11 to 1, in parking lot,

St. Andrews Methodist Church/drive thru distribution

4111 Alma Street

Palo Alto
3 to 6 on Fridays

Downtown Food Closet

(650) 325-3663
425 Hamilton Avenue
Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday - 10am - 2:30pm
Thurs - 10am
- 7pm

Ecumenical Hunger Program

Drive-Thru Distribution

2411 Pulgas,

East Palo Alto
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10-12 and 2:30 to 4:30

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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 the Palo Alto area. 

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 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!





If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us by clicking on the "get in touch" button below.
Our volunteer opportunities are for individuals age 18 and above.


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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