CALL PRIMrose center


CALL Primrose is a drop-in center that provides over 30,000 bags of food per year to those in need in cities from San Bruno to San Carlos.  Founded in 1983 as a joint venture between the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame and the United Methodist Church of Burlingame, the non-profit Christian agency relies on financial support from its two founding congregations and other churches, local cities, service organizations and individuals.

FPCSM collects items for CALL Primrose throughout the year - please deposit these in the box in the lobby outside the Iona Room.  In addition, Kingdom Club participates in the Adopt-a-Box program, donating boxes of meals during the holidays.  Both of these volunteer opportunities are ideal for small group projects!




         One-Time Opportunities
1 Hour

  Donate food, hygiene products, grocery bags (paper or plastic),
  storage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. at any time

  "Adopt" holiday boxes of meals

2 Hours

  Volunteer at the center

  •      Desk shift - to assist clients who come into the center
  •      Errand runners
  •      Pantry helpers - unload and shelve items from food trucks and        donors' cars

  Shop for the center at Costco/Lucky using your own car.


  Enlist your small group in a service project

Donate Financially  


To help, contact FPCSM liaison Doug Kniveton at  To learn more contact CALL Primrose directly, visit the website at or call (650) 342-2255.

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