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Who We Are

Grey Bears by the numbers in the most recent 2022-23 year:

  • 200,211Healthy Food Bags delivered
  • 1,560,709 Pounds of food delivered
  • 2,020,693 Pounds of food distributed at the Grey Bears Market
  • 46,040 Hot meals served from our kitchen
  • 1,762 Tons of material diverted through our three Recycling Centers 
  • Number of volunteers: 710
  • 63,123 Hours of service donated
  • Value of Volunteers: $1,890,534

Grey Bears Thrift Store has received Santa Cruz Sentinel Reader’s Choice Awards, has been named Best Nonprofit and Best Thrift Store by readers of Good Times, and received a Swellie Award for Best Nonprofit and Best Green Business by readers of Santa Cruz Waves Magazine. Grey Bears was one of President George H.W. Bush’s Thousand Points of Light for community service, voted Organization of the Year by the Aptos Chamber of Commerce community, and received a Be the Difference award for Organization of the Year from the Volunteer Center.

For our staff directory click here.

For the Grey Bears Board of Directors click here.

Grey Bears
2710 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95065

Grey Bears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Corporation, FEIN#: 94-2298681