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Frequently Asked Questions

 Updated April 19, 2021

Is Una Vida currently accepting clothing donations?

We are, thank you for asking! Volunteer Mary Stewart has graciously offered to store clothing at her house for Una Vida. Her address is 53 Davis Lane in Penngrove. Please call or text her at 707-292-0055 when you are heading over so she is expecting you.

Is Una Vida currently accepting food donations?

Yes, we are grateful for all donations of food! Food can be dropped off at Lynne’s house at (1736 Gilrix Street) ANYTIME. If perishable, or you are unable to deliver please make arrangements ahead of time by emailing With the increase in donations this past year, we trying to ONLY have FOOD DONATIONS dropped off Lynne's house. Please see other questions for where to drop off clothing, grocery bags and other items.

Is Una Vida accepting bag donations?

Yes, we are accepting paper grocery bags at this time. We have been fortunate to have several people offer to take the lead on receiving, doubling, and ribboning bags which is a huge help with our Weekly Food Distribution. If you are collecting bags for us, please drop off at one of the following locations: Christine's house, 520 Howard Street, Petaluma (West Side, between West Street and Galland Street) Shelbi's house, 1292 Marian Way, Petaluma (East Side, between Lindberg Ln and Ramona Ln) Julie V., 1930 Bristol Street, Petaluma (East Side, off Rainier Circle) Julie H., 1691 Northstar Drive (across from JC campus between Rainier Ave & Riesling Rd.) Raeana's house, 347 Corlano Ct, Santa Rosa (off Brookwood Ave / Vallejo Street At this time we are only in need of handled brown paper grocery bags, as we have a surplus of plastic on hand. THANK YOU, ALWAYS

If I am volunteering at Food Distribution on Tuesdays, how do I check in?

Upon your arrival at Hillside Church:

  • Enter the far door of the building and get your temperature checked and wrist stamped.
  • Find your name (alphabetical by first name on the Volunteer List)
  • Put "X" in the colored square for the proper date
  • Enter arrival time (to where you started volunteer that day)
  • If you don't see your name on the first Volunteer List, proceed to the next check-in table. This table is for new volunteers as well as existing volunteers with incomplete paperwork.

How do I volunteer with Una Vida?

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