Latest program updates

Updated 6/21/21

4th of July Holiday Hours

No brown bag grocery deliveries on July 1-2 in honor of Independence Day, July 4th. Our main Chanticleer Drive-Thru Recycling and Thrift Stores are open every day, Mon-Sun, except we will be closed Sunday, July 4th. Ben Lomond Transfer and Buena Vista Landfill recycling centers are closed Sundays including July 4th. All 3 centers, thrift store and food warehouse will be open on Monday, July 5th during normal hours.

Join us for Cooking with Grey Bears class, now live in our warehouse teaching space on Mondays at 1pm, and via Zoom. Chef Poppy and our guest chefs will share several delicious vegetarian recipes this Monday, June 21st. Join us on site or click this link to attend remotely via Zoom: (Note: no class July 5 and Sept 6.)

Suzi Mahler offers one of her 4 weekly chair yoga classes in-person at Grey Bears on Friday mornings at 9:30 with limited attendance (12 students). Students must have received a COVID vaccination and preregister by emailing Suzi. This class, and Suzi’s other classes will also be 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.

We need your help to deliver 4,000+ weekly grocery bags to seniors. Please click here to donate now. Over the last year we’ve welcomed more than 1,000 new seniors and families to the Healthy Food programSign up here to receive your weekly bag of fresh produce and groceries on Thursday or Friday morning. You’re also invited to shop at our warehouse free grocery store weekdays at 11am, and stay for lunch at 11:30am. Contact Sharon for info or call 831-479-1055 ext. 223.

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