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Carrots and Artichokes

How to Qualify

If you live in Palo Alto and fall within the income guidelines that are put out by the USDA (scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the button USDA income guidelines) and need food assistance, please email us at  

You must email for appointment.

No one should be choosing between rent and food!

GREAT NEWS!  The income guidelines we follow from Second Harvest/USDA have been raised to include more individuals and families!!

You may qualify to receive groceries from us.  You will need to answer a few questions before receiving the groceries.

1) Name and birthdate of all people in the household; address/phone number

2) Verify that your income meets the USDA income guidelines

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What we need from you:

You will need to provide information in order to become a client of the Food Closet.

-Names and birthdates of all people in your household

-address/phone number/email address

-Self certify your total household income (income of all people living in the household) falls under the USDA guidelines for income requirements

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USDA Income Guidelines for Food Assistance

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