Food Aid in Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale Community Services works in close partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and other generous donors to provide clients with necessary and nutritious food through a variety of food distribution programs. To qualify, we ask that prospective clients meet first with a case worker who will take in basic information about each person's specific needs and will then give the client a special card that gives them access to our many helpful food programs.
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On most Mondays, clients can stop by and pick up 20 - 40 pounds of fresh produce. Produce is donated to our facility every Monday morning and distributed to clients throughout the day from 8AM - 5 PM. Shopping bags are pre-assembled by a staff of hard-working volunteers, each with a healthy variety of fresh produce that typically lasts a week.
Clients can “shop” once per month on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or first and third Saturday of the month for meats, dairy items, canned food, household supplies, paper products, and more.
Each month clients are able to come for additional bags of nutritious food to help stretch their budgets a little further. The Monthly Food program for seniors is typically the second Tuesday of each month, and for families it is the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Kids Summer Food
Many of our youngest clients rely on school meals throughout the year. That means that during the summer months they need another source for nutritious food. We have special additional food available during the summer months so that our children stay nourished and well fed while away from school.
In addition to the above special programs, we also take in food donations from individuals throughout the year. We ask for non-perishable food in easy-to-open containers. Dry cereal, canned food with pop-top lids, and shelf stable milk are always needed. We prefer donations of food that do not require cooking since many of our clients do not have access to a kitchen.
If you would like more information about how to donate food, or would like to start a food drive where you work, please contact the SCS Volunteer Manager at at 408.738.4321 x211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:30 AM | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
1st / 3rd Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Please bring your donation to the side (warehouse) door. If it is not open, please ring the bell and someone will come and open the door.
Important: Please note that we do not accept used items, or packaged food donations that are opened or past their expiration date. Thank you!
Founded in 1970, Sunnyvale Community Services is an independent, nonprofit emergency assistance agency. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises. We provide financial aid, food, and other support that prevents larger problems with more expensive solutions.