Make a Difference

Open Pantry

Open Pantry is an ongoing ministry that assists hungry neighbors to have enough to eat. Volunteers meet Wednesdays at 11:30am to help bag the groceries and/or deliver the groceries to local people in need. Contact Ray Castellon for more details.

To contribute financially to this program, send checks made out to San Jose First with “Open Pantry” on the memo line to: San Jose First United Methodist Church, 24 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Open Pantry and our own Pastor Gerardo were featured in the SF Chronicle! Click here to read the article


LGBTQ Youth Space

Youth Space is an organization in our neighborhood that provides services to LGBTQIA youth. We have a partnership with them and have an ongoing request for donations. Items can be placed in the bin near our Welcome table outside the Sanctuary.

We’re collecting individual non-perishable microwaveable snacks: mac & cheese, oatmeal, ramen noodles, soups, etc.

Kari has a catalog that has specific needed supplies. If you’d like to make a monetary donation toward ordering these supplies, please put it in the offering with the label “Youth Space.”