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.
On most Mondays, clients can stop by and pick up 20 - 30 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.
The Pantry Plus program offers client choice for the food items most needed, including a broad selection of meats, milk, eggs, rice, beans, bread, frozen and canned vegetables, soups, cereals, and more. Homeless clients can select from a wide variety of ready-to-eat foods.
Clients can come to Pantry Plus every other week at their scheduled appointment time. When signing up for the program, we work to determine an ongoing appointment time most convenient for the client. Walk-up times are also available.
A family of four can save $462 per month if they fully use our pantry and produce programs.
Special Note: Thank you to those who participated in the Pantry Plus survey; we are evaluating your thoughtful feedback and will be implementing changes to the Pantry Plus program in the coming months.
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 Director of Operations at at 408.738.4298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:30 AM | 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open 2 Saturdays a month.
Call in advance for dates.
Donations are accepted at the back of our building at 725 Kifer Rd. Please enter off of San Gabriel Rd and look for the donation sign.
Important: Please note that we do not accept used items, or packaged food donations that are opened or past their expiration date. Thank you!