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 started 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 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.
Donate to the Pantry!
PANTRY OF HOPE
Item of the month
Please continue to support the work of our pantry by contributing items to its inventory.
January: Bottles of juice
February: Bottles of juice
March: Bottles of juice
Pantry donations can be brought to St. Paul's on Sundays (place them in the offering basket in the narthex) or to the Parish Administrator's office (Tues-Fri, 9am-4pm).
Lead volunteers for the Food Pantry are Annette Blue and Glenwood Brown.
For questions about the Pantry of Hope,
or to volunteer, please contact
Deacon Carolyn Bolton
(510) 834-4314 x 504