Latest program updates

Updated 9/27/21

Our new Bookstore is open every day 9am-3:30pm. Browse through thousands of titles in every genre. Then visit the thrift, electronics and hardware/medical stores and find a treasure trove of everything imaginable for your home, office, wardrobe, building project, workout routine, medical need, garden and more. Furniture is 50%-Off every Sunday, clothing 50% of every day, and you can fill a bag of clothes or books every day for just $10 – plus many items half-off this week:

We need your help to deliver weekly grocery bags to seniors, families and farmworkers. Please click here to donate now, or sign up for the Healthy Food delivery program here. 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.

Suzi Mahler will teach a chair yoga class at the Harvest Festival this Saturday. Suzi offers 4 weekly chair yoga classes, including one in-person at Grey Bears on Friday mornings at 9:30. For the live class, please preregister by emailing Suzi and have received a full COVID vaccination. All of Suzi’s classes are offered via Zoom, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am – email Suzi for Zoom link details.

Next Cooking class with Chef Poppy at Grey Bears and via Zoom is Saturday, October 23 at 11am. Attend live in our warehouse kitchen or click this link to attend remotely via Zoom:

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.

Please volunteer in any of our departments below. Start by clicking here to complete the simple application, or you can 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

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.