Caring During COVID

  Caring During COVID  

EHP Back To School Supplies Are Urgently Needed

School Supply Lists – South Loop Elementary SchoolCommunity support has never been more critical than during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As schools get back into session with distance learning, families have to create a proper learning environment for their children and provide many of the educational supplies themselves. Low income families are especially hard hit in trying to obtain what their children need.  Last year, 900 children were given school supplies from Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) in East Palo Alto and this year the need is expected to be much larger.  Donations for school supplies can be done online at this link (  (note in the comment box that your donation is for ‘school supplies’) or mail a check to EHP, 2411 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto, CA, 94303.


Season of Gleaning

Tuesdays @ Trinity

In this time of pandemic and economic crisis, the people of Trinity and the wider community are invited to take action in support of our hungry neighbors.

Everyone – adult and youth, singles and families, gardeners, and apartment dwellers – is invited to glean every corner of your orchard, garden, pantry, and pocketbook. Deliver your gleanings to the church parking lot on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to noon and the team will distribute to our local food partners. 
What can I bring?

  • Fruit from your trees, or those of your neighbors
  • Bounty from your or your neighbors’ garden
  • Unexpired, non-perishable food items (wish list items only please)

What can I do?

So, let’s come together to help our whole community feed the hungry.  Know that on your behalf the Care & Justice Commission has already donated $5,000 to the
Ecumenical Hunger Program and $1,500 to World Central Kitchen, which feeds those in crisis around the country, at our borders and around the world. 

Questions?  email


Prayers for Essential Workers

Care & Justice invites each Trinity household to create a sign offering a thanksgiving prayer and a prayer for the safety of all essential workers.  This includes not just the visible heroes, such as first responders and medical staff, but all of the people behind the scenes working to keep us alive and safe: hospital cleaners, delivery people, trash collectors, etc.  Feel free to use this pdf with our Trinity logo, using your own words and materials from home to produce a sign visible from the street.  Take a photo when it's up and send it to so that we can compile them all as one community offering prayers for those in harm's way. 

Supporting Relief Organizations 

The Care and Justice Commission will be providing financial aid to help the victims of the health and economic crisis, both locally and globally.  We invite the people of Trinity to join us in supporting these organizations.

World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen are the "Food First Responders" when natural disasters strike around the globe. Their response to the Covid Crisis includes providing meals to needy families, putting restaurants back to work, and feeding frontline healthcare workers in hot spots around the US. They are seeking both financial and volunteer assistance.

Shelter-in-Place has forced Trinity's partner Home and Hope to move its guest families from transitional housing on church campuses to local motels. They are seeking donations to support unbudgeted expenses of $1000 per week per family.

Care & Justice recently renewed Trinity's annual commitment to GAIA, which is uniquely poised to address COVID-19 with its mobile clinics and nursing program in Malawi.