St. Paul’s Pantry of Hope provides groceries to families, seniors and others in the community who have access to cooking facilities but who have a difficult time affording wholesome nutritious food throughout the month. Pantry clients visit the pantry on Sunday afternoons.
The pantry was begun in 2012 under the supervision of the Ven. Carolyn Bolton, deacon of St. Paul’s and Alameda Country senior resource director for Episcopal Senior Resources. A collaborative project of St. Paul’s Church, Episcopal Senior Resources and the Alameda Country Food Bank, it serves about 60 to 80 individuals each week.
The pantry is staffed mostly by volunteers from St. Paul’s Church. Much of the food is purchased from the Alameda County Food Bank with funds from Episcopal Senior Communities, donations and grants from the Alameda Deanery and St. Paul’s Episcopal School. The pantry is always happy to accept non-perishable foods and financial donations
Our lead volunteers for Food Pantry are Annette Blue and Glenwood Brown. For questions about the Pantry of Hope, please contact Rev. Carolyn Bolton at (510) 834-4314 x 504, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pantry especially needs donations of:
These items may be brought to St Paul’s on Sundays or to the Parish Administrator’s office during regular office hours (Tues-Fri 9-4).
For more information or to volunteer,
contact Deacon Carolyn Bolton
Phone: (510) 834-4314 x 504