WHERE THE LOVE IS LIVED OUT

Our vision is to assist low-income and homeless people in Santa Clara County by providing food, basic life necessities, and job training resources in a loving and supportive environment.

Reaching Out food distribution: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

COVID-19 AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

With the recent coronavirus pandemic, many families are struggling to purchase groceries.  At Reaching Out, we are grateful to live out the love of Jesus by blessing struggling families with groceries.  We are taking extra measures to do our best to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and the handling of groceries.  Some of those measures include wearing gloves, practicing social distancing, drive-thru food distribution, and more. 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors, partners, and people like you, who generously and thoughtfully give of their time and resources to ensure that no family goes hungry in the South Bay. 

 

To donate towards Reaching Out please Click Here.

 

If you are healthy, not within the vulnerable age group, and do not have underlying health conditions, come serve with us!  Volunteers are needed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

 

For more information, please call the Cathedral of Faith Church Office at 408-267-4691.

When Pastor Kenny Foreman prayed the Prayer of Dedication at the Cathedral of Faith, part of it consisted of these words –
“Help us to care about people no one cares about;
Help us to hear the cry no one else is hearing;
Help us to see the hurt no one else is noticing.”

When Pastor Kenny Foreman prayed the Prayer of Dedication at the Cathedral of Faith, part of it consisted of these words –

  • Help us to care about people no one cares about;
  • Help us to hear the cry no one else is hearing;
  • Help us to see the hurt no one else is noticing.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

A helping hand with dignity

WHAT WE PROVIDE

A helping hand with Dignity

THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE

• Food distribution is offered twice a week at the Cathedral of Faith campus on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

• Food distribution is also available in:

          Gilroy – Cathedral of Faith Gilroy Campus Parking Lot,

                     7250 Forest Street, Gilroy

                    Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12noon
          Morgan Hill – Morgan Hill Community Center Parking Lot

                    17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

                    2nd Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
          Milpitas – Jose Higuera Adobe Building Parking Lot,

                    On Wessex Place, Off North Park Victoria

                    4th Monday of the month from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

• Conduct one-on-one personal need ascertainment

• Motivate and guide individuals toward adult education and vocational training

• Provide basic life necessities and food to local homeless and homeless ministries

• Serve schools through local food distribution

• Serve 3,500 boxes of groceries and 3,500 turkeys at the annual Christmas Food Distribution

• Through the Coronavirus outbreak, we have tripled the amount of families than usual, from 500 families on average to 1,500  served the first week of April.  We expect that number to rise.

• We are now working with Second Harvest food bank to begin making mobile deliveries to Senior complexes.  We’ve already delivered to 500 Seniors.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

We’re here to help

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

We’re here to help

ELIGIBILITY

If you are struggling financially, we are here to serve you. See below for more information on what documents to bring with you.

RECIPIENT REQUIREMENTS

Take a look at what you need to bring

RECIPIENT REQUIREMENTS

Take a look at what you need to bring

REQUIREMENTS

Bring these items when you come to Reaching Out:

 

   1. Picture Identification (Driver’s License or California I.D.) – Head of Household must have a picture I.D. with the correct address

   2. Current PG&E bill, telephone bill, cell phone bill, or water bill with correct name and address on it

VOLUNTEER WITH US

We always need volunteers to help us serve those in our community. Reaching Out is perfect for teams, youth, company groups, and those willing to serve. We are a nonprofit 501c3 organization and can sign community service hours for high schoolers.

Watch the video to learn how you can get started.

We always need volunteers to help us serve those in our community. Reaching Out is perfect for teams, youth, company groups, and those willing to serve. We are a nonprofit 501c3 organization and can sign community service hours for high schoolers.

Watch the video to learn how you can get started.

Call us: (408) 979-3048

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1981out of a church closet, the program now operates from a 16,000 foot distribution complex. Reaching Out is able to serve 40,000 families annually, providing food for 180,000 people. The California Department of Agriculture has recognized Reaching Out as one of the most efficient food programs in the state.

REACHING OUT LOCATIONS

San Jose Campus

Reaching Out Building
2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA

Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill Community Center

17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

Gilroy

Milpitas

REACHING OUT LOCATIONS

  • Our primary distribution is at Cathedral of Faith, 2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
    We are near  Hwy 87 & Curtner Ave across from the Curtner Avenue Light Rail station. The Reaching Out Building is behind the main church across from the playground. Look at the campus map for more details.

  • We serve other local communities around the bay area.  To serve, please see location and volunteer check-in times below:

              Gilroy – Cathedral of Faith Gilroy Campus Parking Lot,

                         7250 Forest Street, Gilroy

                        Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.
              Morgan Hill – Morgan Hill Community Center Parking Lot

                        17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

                        April 28, May 12, & May 26 from 9:00 a.m.
              Milpitas – Jose Higuera Adobe Building Parking Lot,

                        On Wessex Place, Off North Park Victoria

                        4th Monday of the month from 8:00 a.m.

TESTIMONIALS

I used to be on the other side of the counter receiving food, now I am on this  side giving out food. What a joy it is to serve here at Reaching Out.

Francis D.

I was so down the day I showed up at Reaching Out. I was living in my car with my 3 kids and really was scared. The people at Reaching Out gave me places I could go with my children that were safe and warm. Three months later I am getting into my own apartment and have a job and I am thriving. If it wasn’t for the friendly folks at Reaching Out I don’t know where I would be.

Misty

I was homeless and never thought I would be in a line getting food especially on my birthday but when the Reaching Out volunteers heard it was my birthday they gave me a cake with my name on it… Wow the worst day became the best day Thanks to Reaching Out…..

Jordan

The fresh vegetables blow me away. Whoever thought that a Food Pantry would give us so much. In one trip I received corn, cabbage, potatoes, onions, turnips, apples, oranges, strawberries, celery and carrots. That’s 10 veggies that were fresh. They even gave me recipes to help me cook them properly. Our community is so blessed to have Reaching Out.

Gladys

Wow I thought I was going to get (just a bag of groceries) and I got sooooooo much more. I got meat, eggs, bread, snacks for my children’s lunch, and a whole lot of smiles and encouragement. They even took my groceries to my car. I didn’t know that kindness could feel that good.

Sonja

I have volunteered at Reaching Out for over 25 years and have never tired of loving people and lending a hand. No one can believe I am 86 years young and still going strong. I think it keeps me young.

Gloria

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Contact Us

Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: 2315 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
Tel: 408.267.4691
Email: [email protected]