Latest program updates

Updated 7/29/21

We need your help to deliver 4,500+ weekly grocery bags to seniors. Please click here to donate now, or sign up for the Healthy Food delivery program here.  Over the last year we’ve welcomed more than 1,500 new seniors and families to the program. You’re also invited to shop at our free grocery store weekdays at 11am, and stay for lunch at 11:30am. Contact Sharon for info or call 831-479-1055 ext. 223.

Join us for Cooking with Grey Bears – one cooking class each month with Chef Poppy. Stay tuned here or our calendar for details on our next August class. Just click this link to attend remotely via Zoom:

Please volunteer in any of our departments below. Start by clicking here to complete the simple application, email Rosie or call 831-479-1055 ext 226.

  • Food quality control, grocery bag assembly and deliveries, kitchen help and composting
  • Someone to drive our box van to pick up groceries from local markets
  • Thrift store donations, pricing and cashiering
  • Electronics/audio-video testing and cashiering
  • Bookstore shelving, cashiering, and researching/listing books on
  • Admin help in the office
  • Plumbing, electrical, construction and handyman projects

Suzi Mahler chair yoga classes are cancelled July 6- 23, resuming on Tuesday, July 27. Suzi offers one of her 4 weekly chair yoga classes in-person at Grey Bears on Friday mornings at 9:30. Students must preregister by emailing Suzi and have received a full COVID vaccination. This class, and Suzi’s other classes are offered via Zoom, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am. Click this Zoom link at the above times and enter passcode: 699677.

Check out our other classes including Spanish on Wednesdays at 12-noon, women’s support groups, and one-on-one tech help by appointment. Email Sharon for more info.

Bring your separated recycling materials to one of Grey Bears 3 recycling centers, including CRV plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers (redeem for cash vouchers at our Ben Lomond center. This will ensure 100% of it is recycled and won’t end up in the landfill which is more likely if it’s comingled in your curbside container. You can also recycle your old electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs/monitors, amplifiers, etc.), Styrofoam (PS#6) and more at our Chanticleer main reuse campus.