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    49th Annual Grey Bears Holiday Dinner is a Drive-Thru – Reserve a time to pick up your to-go dinner on Sat-Sun, December 10 and 11. Two pick-up locations both days at our Chanticleer campus, and Saturday Dec 10 at the Watsonville Senior Center from 10am – 1pm. Click here to reserve your pick-up time now!

    Double your impact during our annual fundraising campaign at Santa Cruz Gives and Santa Cruz Community Credit Union’s Return the Favor campaign. Your financial gift will be matched dollar for dollar to support Grey Bears Healthy Food Program!

    Shop Holiday gifts, decorations, like new books and incredible values in the Thrift Store. Find super deals on expertly refurbished Computers, audio-video and Electronics, Hardware and toos, medical supplies. Holiday Hours: Stores are open every day, Mon-Sun 9am-3:30pm, except closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and open Christmas Eve, Dec 24 till 12-noon.

    Holiday Brown Bag Delivery Schedule: Brown bag deliveries as usual Dec 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16. No deliveries Christmas week, Dec 22-23 and New Year’s week, Dec 29-30. Deliveries resume as usual Jan 5-6.

    We are now accepting Styrofoam (PS6) at our Chanticleer Recycling Center only.

    Grey Bears was named 2022 Organization of the Year by the Aptos Chamber. This award acknowledges the work of hundreds of volunteers, a dedicated staff and Board, Healthy Food program participants and partners, donors and everyone we serve. A special thank you to our community!

    Sign up for the Healthy Food Program and receive a weekly bag of groceries delivered to a site near where you live or to your doorstep in Santa Cruz County. You’re also invited to join us for lunch every weekday at 11:30, or shop for groceries at 11am – bring your own reusable bag! You can also sign up in person at our administrative offices, 2815 Chanticleer Ave (1st driveway on the right immediately past Sutter), or you can park there and walk to the main campus. Contact Sharon for info or call 831-479-1055 ext. 223. We also need volunteers to help fill and deliver groceries.

    Drop off your separated recycling materials at one of Grey Bears 3 recycling centers to ensure all of it is recycled – including CRV plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers (redeem your CRV containers for store/cash vouchers at the Ben Lomond center). You can also recycle your old electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs/monitors, amplifiers, etc.), Styrofoam (rigid PS #6) and more at our Chanticleer center.

    Volunteer at Grey Bears! Choose from 20 volunteer opportunities. Click here to complete the simple application or contact Rosie, 831-479-1055 ext 226.

    Suzi Mahler offers 4 weekly chair yoga classes, including one in-person at Grey Bears on Friday mornings at 9:30.  For the live class, pre-registration by emailing Suzi, full COVID vaccination required. All of Suzi’s classes are offered via Zoom on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30am, and Wednesdays at 10:30am – email Suzi for Zoom link.

    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 or call 831-479-1055 ext 223.