Nuestra Casa delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to thousands of people in East Palo Alto and Redwood City. 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.
Our program remains an essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. To abide by county regulations, please wear a protective face covering, practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet away from others.
Contact Sonia Escobedo for more information. Click here to volunteer. Read the FAQs below to learn more about locations and hours. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for program reminders.