South Palo Alto Food Closet
Providing grocery assistance since 1979
- ABOUT US -
Live in Palo Alto and need help with groceries?
The South Palo Alto Food Closet is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It is a supplemental grocery program for people who meet the USDA guidelines for low income.
The groceries we give out are received from several different places: Second Harvest
Food Bank, local grocery stores with soon to be out of date food items, food drives
by groups such as the Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, area churches, local groups and
private individuals. We also purchase items such as hamburger
(when it is not available through Second Harvest) so that we can offer as much
protein as possible. We are grateful to all that donate either food items or cash.
Since we are entirely run by volunteers, 100% of all monetary donations are used to
purchase food items that we need for our clients.
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. Covenant Presbyterian Church offered them a space in Room 9 and it has been there ever since.