Nuestra Casa delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to thousands of people with remote site locations in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and North Fair Oaks. We recover healthy, high-quality food from distributors around the Bay Area. This reduces peoples’ grocery bills so they can use that money for rent, utilities, or transportation. It reduces the stigma and transportation barriers people face when it comes to using local food pantries. We plan to expand this program to other communities we serve soon.
This program is a public-private partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, San Mateo County, and local grocery outlets to recover high-quality food that would otherwise get thrown away. We save our community time, money (through reduced transportation and food shopping costs), and dignity by delivering the food directly to them. And, by reducing food waste, we’re also reducing greenhouse gases.
Read the FAQs below to learn more about locations and hours.
We currently distribute food at 3 sites, depending on the date: Casa Círculo (3090 Middlefield in North Fair Oaks), Woodland Apartments (1991 Manhattan in EPA), and Rocketship (909 Roosevelt in Redwood City). Follow us on Facebook (@NuestraCasaEPA) or Instagram (@NuestraCasa) to get frequent updates and reminders.
On Wednesday afternoons, we start distributing food at 4:00 PM. On Saturday mornings, we start at 10:30 AM. Follow us on Facebook (@NuestraCasaEPA) or Instagram (@NuestraCasa) to get frequent updates and reminders.
Fruits, vegetables, and other nonperishable items are typically available at every event. We occasionally receive meat and dairy products. We have no control over the type or quantity of food we receive.
You do not need to bring your own bags. If you have a portable cart, we recommend you bring it.
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