DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LIBRARY
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
SATURDAYS at 10:15 AM (or as close as possible)
Second Saturday of each month
Socks and underwear
Last Saturday of each month
Other clothing items sometimes available
There’s a great need for provision for the poor. Though many organizations generously offer assistance, their pantries are often stocked with sub-par food that most of us wouldn’t buy for our own tables. We’re convicted that we’re called to do better.
Jesus said God is inviting us to a banquet. The Crossroads Bible Church downtown outreach tries to reflect that in some small way by offering those in need hearty, healthy sandwiches, generous with fresh ingredients.
People in need are often given no choice about what they’re served, so we offer a variety: turkey hummus, turkey Dijon, ham apple hummus, ham and pineapple, and veggie. Sandwiches are layered with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and mushrooms served on multi-grain bread. Hummus — usually made in our own kitchen — is offered as a reprieve from peanut butter, the food pantry staple for vegetarians.
As we distribute the sandwiches, Bibles, water, and hygiene kits, we aim to make each exchange singular and offer genuine care. We know that God set the standard for loving one another, and it’s a privilege to reflect that to our guests.
Catholic Charities in Santa Clara provides emergency rent assistance to people in need. There are no religious affiliations, and anyone can apply for help. There are of course conditions, such as income, financial hardship, and others. They can help people find an apartment or housing that will meet their needs, and work with landlords to ensure the housing is a good fit. (408) 468-0100
They offer other programs to help people in need. For example, they can provide grants to families to help pay utility bills, help someone find a job, even provide food aid.
County of Santa Clara 271.5500
Social Service Agency Assistance Application Center
1919 Senter Road
families (TANF), Medi-Cal and food stamps.
County of Santa Clara 793.8900
1888 Senter Road
Financial assistance for single men and women upon qualification. Rent
and move-in assistance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.
Heart of the Valley
SERVICES FOR SENIORS, INC
Who We Serve
Heart of the Valley serves adults 59-years-of-age and older who reside in West Santa Clara Valley.
We can help you with:
- Shopping & Errands
- Escorted Transportation
- Minor gardening
- House projects
- Telephone assistance
- Filling out forms
- Writing letters or bills
- Computer assistance
- Liaison between children/parents
- Temporary respite
- Taking your pet to the vet or groomer
- Cleaning out closets or sheds
- Handyman projects
- Small home repairs
- Referral assistance
- Hazardous waste pickup
If you have other needs in mind, run them past us. We may be able to help or refer you to someone who can.
Services are provided on a single or short-term basis. Every time you need us, you will have to set up an appointment. We require a seven day advanced notice.
You can view a version of the Heart of the Valley Service Map at Google Maps. This is a map of the areas we serve. Clicking on the points shows a list of zip codes that we serve in the respective cities.
If you would like to contact Heart of the Valley, you can call our office at (408)-241-1571, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
- 778 South Almaden Avenue (at Union Street), San Jose, CA, 95110-2919
- Phone: 1-408-292-3314
- Email: smum83 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Here is their website.
Food Pantry Hours
- Donations accepted during Food Pantry hours:
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon
- Clients must arrive by 11:45 a.m. for service
- Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM) distributes food from supporters, including Second Harvest Food Bank, and Martha’s Kitchen, to about 1,800 people a month, half of whom are children. If a Client lives in one of these zip code areas, Santa Maria Urban Ministry is the designated food agency (Si usted vive en una de estas áreas del código postal, El Ministerio Urbano de Santa María es la agencia señalada del alimento): 95110, 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95131, 95132 and 95134.
Welcome! Bienvenidos! Chào mừng!
Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM) was founded as an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real in April 1983 to provide emergency food to the residents of San José’s inner city. In addition to continuing to serve the needs of our clients and promite their self-sufficiency, SMUM has developed transformative programs to serve the needs of and promote self-sufficiency within our community.
SMUM is a unique gathering place in our neighborhood where clients feel safe. At SMUM, clients can share their concerns with the staff and volunteers – caring individuals who know their stories, their struggles, their gifts, joys and hopes.
In spite of good efforts and solid programs, the need is growing faster than the resources. SMUM needs your support to accomplish its mission.
2175 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Among many great opportunities and Senior activitites in beautiful Willow Glen, San Jose Ca. Senior Center they also have SeniorNet. Check out the video.
SeniorNet provides computer & internet education for older adults and seniors. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 and now has learning centers across the world.