How to Qualify
You may qualify to receive groceries from us. You will need to go to one of the agencies listed below to get a referral. Referrals are good for one year and can be renewed.
The Opportunity Center
33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Open M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Society of St. Vincent del Paul
St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Center
3290 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Open Monday from 11 to 1 and
Wednesday from 3 to 5
at other times, please leave a message at
List of items to bring with you:
You will need to bring three items with you when you go to get your referral for the Food Closet.
-Proof of Palo Alto residency (something with your address on it)
-Self certify your total household income (income of all people living in the household) see USDA guidelines for income requirements
-Birth certificates for children under 18 years of age