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Outreach to Others

Loving and serving others is a central focus at Foothills, and we help people in need in our community and beyond. Our Outreach Endowment Fund empowers us to leverage our member's generosity by financially supporting partner agencies and organizations (see list below). Through hands-on volunteering, material donations, and emergency-relief efforts, we make a positive impact for our neighbors, strengthen our community, and help others world-wide.  

Women Volunteers

Join us in doing good stuff for others!

Food List
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Food Drive

Sat., June 29

See the

Preferred Food Donations List


At the Supermarket


Help Foothills fight food insecurity in our area. Drop off non-perishable food 24/7 in the box at 461 Orange Avenue, Los Altos, CA, or bring food to Sunday Worship.


All the food we collect is delivered to the Food and Nutrition Center at Community Services Agency.

Food donations must be unopened & unexpired.
Preferred Food Donations List
Updated 5/2/24

Bagged rice, bagged dry beans (including lentils) - 3 lb. or smaller size

Soup:  non-condensed with pop-top, or instant "Cup O Noodles" style

Lunch-size snacks such as fruit cups, granola bars, nuts, trail mix, drink boxes, chips, cookies

Baking mixes


- Shelf-stable milk (soy, almond, rice, regular)

- Instant coffee, tea, hot chocolate - regular size

- Individual-size juice boxes

- Individual-size shelf-stable milk

Condiments, sauces, & spices - regular size

Crackers, cookies & snacks - regular size

Flour of all kinds

Oils for cooking

Sugar - small size

Special items:

- olives, honey, gravy, maple syrup, agave

- Hispanic, Asian and Indian specialty items

Note:  CSA asks that we not donate any canned items not listed above because cans are difficult for them to manage.

Our Outreach Partners

Annually, our Outreach Committee designates local community-service agencies and non-profits whose work Foothills underwrites.

Click on an organization name to learn how they make a positive difference. 

LifeMoves Dinner Service

On April 23, 2024, a team from Foothills served dinner to some of the 110 residents at LifeMoves Mountain View.  We plan to make this a regular thing!

Doing more good stuff for others, locally & globally!

Foothills joins Relay For Life each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS) to support the fight against cancer. We make luminaria – simple white paper bags, decorated and dedicated in memory of someone who has had cancer. In May 2024, Foothills Congregational Church raised $7000 for the ACS.

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EHP Community Closet

On March 12, 2024, Foothills folks had a great time volunteering at Ecumenical Hunger Program's Community Closet where we sorted, folded, and stored donated clothing. EHP is one of Foothills’ community agency partners. The staff was welcoming, supportive, and appreciated our help. We learned that community members who register with EHP for food and clothing assistance can visit their Community Closet twice a year to select clothes for their families – the selection they offer is amazing.

We really enjoyed doing this work together - it was easy and rewarding (and reminded us of sorting for Foothills’ Rummage Sales of the past). We hope to plan another volunteer session at EHP’s Community Closet soon – watch for your opportunity to help our neighbors in need.

Funds to UNICEF

During Advent, Christians around the world focus on Jesus’ birth many years ago in Bethlehem, a city in Palestine. In December 2023, the news from Palestine is grim: the Palestinian Ministry of Health estimates that over 3,400 children have been killed. UNICEF’s Executive Director says, “Children in both Israel and the State of Palestine are experiencing terrible trauma—the consequences of which could last a lifetime.”


UNICEF has delivered hygiene kits, bottled water and medical supplies to thousands of people and continues to position emergency supplies for delivery despite the serious risks to their personnel. They have created safe zones in Israel and Palestine to alleviate children’s anxieties and provide respite from the conflict to the greatest extent possible. To support this effort, Foothills’ Outreach committee has sent $1000 to UNICEF.

Learn more about our legacy of service.
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