February 15, 2024

Restocking Food Pantry After Holiday Rush

After the holiday rush, our food donations have declined, and we need your support to replenish our pantry. You can help fight hunger in our community by donating our most requested items and/or by organizing a canned food drive in your neighborhood. Please see our current wish list. Drop-offs are welcome weekday mornings from 9am-12pm. For more information, contact LaDrea Clark. Help CSA ensure that no one in the community goes hungry. 

Most needed items are:

  • Pop-top cans of prepared soups or bone broth
  • Pop-top cans of prepared meals such as chili, Chef-Boy-ardee and Campbell’s
  • Pop-top cans of protein such as tuna, chicken and salmon
  • Low sodium/no salt canned vegetables and canned fruits in juice
  • Low sodium canned beans such as black beans, pinto beans and kidney beans
  • Low sodium/no salt canned tomato products (diced or sauce)
  • 16-ounce packages of whole grains pasta and rice
  • 14- to 18-ounce packages of whole grain cereals with low or no sugar

New volunteer page on CSA's website

Check out our new “Volunteer” section of the website to learn more about volunteering at CSA. Currently, we are in need of drivers to pick up food donations from grocery stores Wednesday mornings. Join our amazing team of volunteers and be a crucial part of our work serving as the community’s safety net. To learn more and sign up, check out our website or contact Volunteer Coordinator Maria Ferreira at [email protected] or (650)968-0836, ext. 108. We deeply appreciate your interest in giving your time and effort to CSA.

Lower Your Taxes by Giving to CSA

We invite you to consider utilizing a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) to lower your tax bill and support nonprofits like CSA. With a DAF, your contributions are tax-deductible, and the sponsoring organization manages and invests the funds for tax-free growth. When you're ready to donate, simply recommend a charity, and the sponsoring organization will disburse your gift as a grant. There are no limits to contributions or grants, and you can even set up recurring grants to your favorite nonprofits. The convenience has led to a rapid growth in DAF donations nationwide - see chart. For more information, check out our DAF page on our website, or reach out to Development Associate Brandon Sheirich at [email protected] or (650) 988-5073, ext. 149 with any questions.

Legacy Circle Luncheon

CSA is hosting a luncheon for members of our Legacy Circle. If you have named CSA in your will or estate or are considering doing so, please let us know so that we can include you on the invitation list. Contact Simone Berkowitz at [email protected].

204 Stierlin Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043