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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Friday, November 19, 2004

They also serve ... They also serve ... (November 19, 2004)

Other programs to help feed the needy for Thanksgiving and Christmas include:

* InnVision/Urban Ministry -- Needs food donations for their holiday community potlucks, including a Thanksgiving potluck for the homeless. Turkeys, fresh vegetables and other foods needed. Call Estelle, (408) 243-9842.

* The Urban Ministry Food Closet -- Needs canned goods for their grocery bag give-away. 425 Hamilton Ave. Palo Alto. Call (650) 325-3663.

* Urban Ministry is taking over the American Red Cross' toy drive. New, unwrapped toys, ribbons and wrapping paper are needed. Gift cards for $10 each from Safeway, Target, and other area stores, and shaving kits, socks and other small gifts for gift bags are needed for individuals often left out at Christmas. Toy donations may be dropped off at 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. Call (650) 853-8697 for details.

* St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room -- Needs turkeys, fresh produce, and all the trimmings for their Thanksgiving meal. Their Christmas wish list includes, turkeys, chickens, hams and produce. 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call (650) 365-9665.

* Jewish Family and Children's Services, Palo Alto -- Needs staples and packaged and canned goods for their food pantry. And holiday grocery bags. Call (650) 688-3030.

* Ecumenical Hunger Program -- Feeds the homeless and offers grocery bag give-aways in East Palo Alto. Food, clothing and household essentials are needed. 2441 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. Call (650) 323-7781

* St. Francis of Assisi Church in East Palo Alto - Needs canned food for their give-away through St. Vincent DePaul. Call (650) 322-1231 for information.

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