Distributing food to the our neighbors in the Five Cities area since 1973
Five Cities Christian Women Food Pantry
Striving to make a difference since 1973
In 1973 four women fed about seven families a month. From those early beginnings we now provide food to 500 families and 2,000 individuals per month. We have 80 volunteers. Food donations come from local groceries stores and individuals. With financial donations from churches, individuals and other groups we purchase food from the Food Coalition at a reduced price.
Mailing address: PO Box 756, Grover Beach, CA 93483
Food drop off and distribution 192 S. 9th Street, Grover Beach 93433
DONATE FOOD - 192 S. 9th St., Grover Beach
We always need bags of rice, dried beans, cereal (cold or oatmeal), peanut butter and mac & cheese.
You can donate food from Monday - Friday 8-9 am or 2-4 pm at 192 S 9th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433
DONATE MONEY - PO Box 756 Grover Beach, CA 93483
Your contribution allows us to purchase the food which supplements the daily "rescued" food from grocery stores such as produce, bread/desserts and some dairy. The pantry buys rice, beans, tuna, canned chicken, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, ramen noodles, canned soup, canned beans, canned fruit and vegetables from the SLO County Food Bank and local grocery stores. We purchase eggs from the Cal Poly poultry unit at a lesser cost than we would get in stores.
One of our larger expenses is the utility bill to run four large refrigerators and three large freezers. We also try to have money to deal with unexpected expenses such as replacing a large freezer several months ago.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please mail your donation Five Cities Christian Women Food Pantry, P.O. Box 756, Grover Beach CA 93483 or drop off your donation in person M-F 8 am to 9 am or from 2 pm to 4 pm at our location at 192 S 9th St., Grover Beach CA 93433
DONATE YOUR TIME
We have volunteer opportunities in the mornings and afternoons. All of our opportunities can be scheduled around your busy life.
MORNINGS: We have "runners" who pick up food from stores and deliver it to the pantry. We also have a morning crew that stocks the shelves with the food delivered that morning. They prepare the pantry so the afternoon crew has everything they need to hand out food.
AFTERNOONS: In the afternoon volunteers distribute food between 2 and 4 P.M.