nurturing community, preserving our environment
healthy food, happy hearts
volunteers: our heart and soul
connecting and sustaining
Refurbishing, Reusing, Reselling
your recycling supports us and our community
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Caring for your donated treasures
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gleaning locally since 1973
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Brown Bag Program
Seniors age 55 and older are entitled to receive a shopping bag of healthy groceries 48 weeks a year.
Support Grey Bears
Your financial gift, recyclables, e-waste, vehicle and thrift store donations put healthy food in 4,200 weekly brown bags and preserve our environment.
Your efforts make what we do possible. We have lots of fun opportunities - please volunteer today!
2710 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz map»
Recycling CenterOpen Every Day, 7:30am–3:45pm, except: Open Dec 24 till 12-noon, closed Dec 25; and open Dec 31 till 12-noon, closed Jan 1.
Thrift Store, Electronics Store, Bookstore, open every day, Mon-Sun, 10am-3pm, except: Closed Dec 24-25; and closed Dec 31-Jan 1.
Thrift store Donations Center accepted every day, Mon–Sun, 7:30am-2pm, except: Open Dec 24 till 12-noon, closed Dec 25; and open Dec 31 till 12-noon, and closed Jan 1.
Main Office open Mon-Fri, 8am–3:45pm, except: open Nov 23 till 12-noon, closed Nov 24-25; Open Dec 23 till 12-noon; closed Dec 24-Jan 2, reopening Jan 3.
Brown Bag Program bagging Thursday-Friday, 7:30-9am., except: NO Brown Bag deliveries Christmas week Dec 22-23, and New Year's week Dec 29-30.
Food Warehouse open Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm. Closed during no-bag weeks above.
1231 Buena Vista Drive, Watsonville
Open Mon–Sat, 7:30am–3:30pm, except: Open Dec 24 till 11:30am, closed Dec 25; and open Dec 31 till 12-noon, and closed Jan 1.