Food Pantry

Skyland Community Church Food Pantry offers local families and individuals fresh produce, groceries, dairy products, protein and toiletries anytime day or night.

Throughout the week, fifty volunteers, over half of whom are local community members, keep the food pantry going. They pick up food from our suppliers, unload, sort, and organize donations and stock the shelves

It takes a lot of food to feed 100 families! We are grateful to our suppliers who help us keep the refrigerators filled and the shelves stocked:  San Augustine’s Catholic Church/Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County, West Valley Community Services/Second Harvest of Santa Clara County,

Loma Prieta School and CT English School, Grey Bears, Hunger at Home, Sumano’s Bakery and many generous individual donors. We rely heavily on Second Harvest Food Banks of Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County and due to funding changes, they have had to cut back on food that is available for us. This necessitates the Pantry having to purchase basic food for our clients. Please help your neighbors by contributing coffee, oil, cereal, chili, soup, canned single meals with pop tops, can openers, paper products and toiletries. Contact us by emailing: volunteer@skylandchurch.com

Our 50 volunteers are amazing and we could not keep the Pantry going without their dedicated work. If you are looking for community and a sense of purpose, please join us as a volunteer.

Email us: volunteer@skylandchurch.com

We feed local families

The History of the Skyland Community Food Pantry

From 2010- 2020 the well-stocked food pantry was in a cupboard inside Whitaker Hall and required a call to the minister to receive food.

Last winter the Food Pantry also donated store gift cards for clothing and rain gear for the flooding victims of the 2023 Pajaro floods.

Please join us in supporting the Skyland Community Church Food Pantry. We appreciate your donations of food and funds. We welcome you as volunteer. We are grateful for your support.

Accessibility was 24/7

In March of 2020 with the church closed because of the Pandemic, the Little Free Pantry grew and produce, canned goods and some perishables were put on the porch of the church. Accessibility was 24/7.

Storage of more protein

In 2021 refrigerators were put on the side of church which allowed accessibility and storage of more protein.

Regular deliveries

Deliveries and suppliers became frequent and regular.

Whitaker Hall

Supplies and produce were stored in Whitaker Hall.

Newly constructed shelter

In late 2022, Skyland dedicated the newly constructed shelter on the outside of the church that allowed people to safely access food 24/7, during the winter of historic snowfall and heavy rains.

Food Storage Facility

In addition the storage shed was reconfigured as a food storage facility to house freezers, more refrigerators and supplies.

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