South Palo Alto Food Closet
Covenant houses and supports the South Palo Alto Food Closet, a neighborhood resource for dozens of needy families, in Room 9. First Sunday Food donations, Memorial gifts at Christmas and Easter, special needs offerings, and member volunteer helpers, have sustained this local mission for more than 35 years. For more information, see their website.
Ecumenical Hunger Program-EHP
EHP’s mission is to assist local families and individuals who are experiencing economic and personal hardship. EHP provides food, clothing, household essentials, support, and advocacy to our neighbors to sustain them through immediate crises and to help them regain stability and independence.
ALTERNATIVE GIVING PROGRAMS
This Advent program offers members a chance to give a gift that keeps giving by making a donation to a program of their choice and sending a handmade card to the honoree. Programs supported by Alternative Giving have included organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Ecumenical Hunger Program, the Opportunity Center of Palo Alto, and more.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Covenant’s facilities are used regularly for community programs like the Boy Scouts, 12-Step programs, and for other service and cultural programs.
Covenant will again help provide meals for a week to the homeless clients of the Hotel de Zink at First Presbyterian Church. Hotel De Zink is Palo Alto’s only homeless shelter, where for the past 22years, twelve midpeninsula churches have taken turns providing food and shelter for homeless men and women. We will give regular staffers a summer break and provide evening meals for about 12-18 people during the week of July 23 – July 29. If you can help prepare and serve an evening meal with others from Covenant, please stop by the signup table after worship in the Fellowship Hall.
While we’re used to having an abundance of food every Sunday after worship, you’ll be amazed at the expressions of thanks from the Hotel de Zink clients who depend on that program for food and shelter.