Welcome to Grey Bears

From a simple act of kindness, Grey Bears has grown into one of the most efficient food distribution and recycling nonprofits in the country. Over 40 years our Brown Bag Program has delivered 80 million pounds of healthy produce to thousands of Santa Cruz County seniors. Our recycling centers have diverted 200,000 tons of materials from landfills, and our thrift store and computer electronics store reuses, repairs and repurposes donated treasures for your home and office. You can help us make a difference. Please become a membermake a donation or volunteer to help Grey Bears connect and sustain seniors, recycle resources and preserve our environment.