Healthy Food Program

line May 1_2014Click here to begin receiving your grocery bags of fresh produce and healthy staples – or to renew your subscription. You’re also invited to shop every weekday at 11am in our warehouse free “grocery store” and enjoy a delicious hot lunch at 11:30am.

Since 1973 Grey Bears has delivered more than 110 million pounds of food to thousands of Santa Cruz County aging adults. This year, Grey Bears will distribute 3 million pounds of healthy food to 4,500 seniors, including 1,300 who are isolated.

Each week volunteer drivers deliver bags of vegetables, fruits and staples to 50 sites throughout the county where you can pick up you grocery bag, and another 61 routes delivered to door-to-door.

Here’s the food assembly line in action. Click here to sign up!

thank you

"I'm deeply grateful for my Grey Bears bag. Especially right now during COVID while I'm not making any money. The Grey Bears bag is the only food I've had for the past 2 weeks and I've been able to survive on it. Thank you so much. I'm so grateful to all of you."
—Dana, Soquel

"You are a huge blessing in my life! Kind, generous people. I'm a vet who was homeless for a year, this kept me going."

"Just thank you. It's also nice to see the other recipients each week although now we are hugging from 6 ft. apart.”
—Michael, Santa Cruz, 68

"Thank you! This service is great and really helps our struggling family. We are renewing as lifetime members." —Roger, Santa Cruz

"I have never eaten so healthy! I am almost 80 and I am eating salad several times a week for the first time in my life! Love the strawberries, too. Thank you!"
—Jeanie, Capitola

"Thank you to Grey Bears for the amazing bag of groceries I just received. Thank you for all of the time, work and contributions it takes to make a brown bag."
—Toni, Capitola

"We received our first delivery of wonderful produce today. It's been a difficult time for us and we can't tell you how much your fresh vegetables and fruit have helped out."
—Patrick, Santa Cruz

"I am so grateful for the food in my weekly brown bag and my delivery driver, Paula, who I adore. I am disabled and my husband passed away four years ago. Grey Bears is a lifesaver.”
—Victoria, Santa Cruz

"Your food goes a long way to helping us eat healthier and save money. Wishing all of you happiness in the New Year."
—GJ, Santa Cruz