Community Focus: May Food Drive
May Food Drive now until Saturday May 9th
In association with Palo Alto’s Downtown Streets Team, we are running a food drive. Please see the following flyer. Anything you can donate is sure to be appreciated. If you would like, please give us a call and we will make arrangements to pick up donations from your home or other locations.
Who is the Downtown Streets Team?
The Downtown Streets Team work experience program empowers individuals and acts as a stepping stone into employment, housing, and a better life.
Their Downtown Food Closet provides essential food to homeless and low-income individuals and families of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto.
The Palo Alto Team operates in downtown Palo Alto 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team reaches out to the homeless living in our focus areas along with carrying out a variety of tasks, including:
- Security and cleaning of parking garages
- Cleaning and lining soccer fields
- Sweeping downtown streets
- Peer-to-peer outreach
What is the Downtown Food Closet?
The Downtown Food Closet provides essential food to homeless and low-income individuals of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto. The hours for the food closet are Mon-Fri, 10 am-2:30 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm.
On average, 65 individuals access the Food Closet per day. Over 880 pounds of food are distributed to Food Closet clients each week.
If you have questions or wish to learn more about the DownTownStreetsTeam, please visit their website here or contact Sara Baltierrez, Project Manager-Palo Alto at 408-687-5088.