Sunday, April 29
Option 1: 6:30 - 9:30 AM
GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program
GLIDE's mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.
In a typical service shift, volunteers prepare trays and hand them to clients; those manning the floor collect trays, refill beverage pitchers, hand out condiments and wipe down tables. Most importantly, you will serve as a friendly and warm presence for our clients. The work is simple, but the value is far greater!
Your presence at Glide sends a powerful message to the hungry persons who eat in our Daily Free Meals Program – it says that you care and that they are worthy of your time and energy. The diverse group of people who regularly utilize Glide’s Daily Free Meals Program include those who are homeless or near homeless, those whose lives have been impacted by the use of drugs and alcohol and/or mental illness, elders and low-income families or individuals.
Option 2: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
San Francisco Food Bank - A Community Service Program
The San Francisco Food Bank collects millions of pounds of food from growers, packers, processors, manufacturers, the USDA and grocery stores. This can include test-marketed products, items close to code date, produce that is the wrong shape or size for conventional markets and excess. Food drives are also an important source.
Every week, multiple tractor trailer loads of produce go through their warehouse. The precious, highly perishable items get moved through their warehouse within 24 hours. Volunteers sort, repack and shelve almost 300 tons of food at their warehouse, doing the work of what would be about 36 full-time employees. At any given time, they have around 2 million pounds of food.
They deliver food to over 600 community food programs, including 191 neighborhood pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, homeless shelters and youth programs. In all, they serve over 132,000 people each year!
Today, you will have the opportunity to help the cause by sorting donations from food drives and grocery stores, repackaging bulk items into more useful portions, gleaning and boxing fresh produce, or stocking grocery shelves.
This is a great way to make a difference to the community!
Please be sure to indicate you would like to participate when completing your registration.