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The UCO Drop-in-Center is a community center for homeless people and the working poor in down town Long Beach. It provides a haven from the weather and the harsh conditions of the streets on Sunday afternoons. For full details check out

This opportunity is for Sunday food service. THIS IS FOR EVERY SUNDAY. The volunteer day is 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You may join for a couple of hours or stay for the day. You can come and go during these times. Food prep starts at 8 am, and that is also when there is great need for help.

If you are interested just show up and check in with with Brad Lara-Gagne ([masked] or [masked]).

PARKING: Park in the lot at Cedar & 3d in one of the designed spots for the church or on the street (free on sundays).

No open toed shoes or sandals!

*While this event is weekly, this Meetup will organize to participate on a monthly basis. The strongest need for volunteers is at the end of the month. If you feel inclined to volunteer at this event on other Sundays, please feel free!

** If you would like to help donate (food or monetarily) to this cause, please contact Brad Lara- Gagne at info above.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have enjoyed working with Brad and the crew at the UCO Center since December. It is always enjoyable and rewarding. Thank you to Brad and all the volunteers and crew! I am moving out of the Long Beach area next week and I will miss all of you!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Khyati D.

    I enjoyed it again today...I wil continue to go and help as often as I can.

    March 3, 2013

  • DickieLee T.

    Its always good to see Brad and his crew and help out preparing the wonderful dishes, Brad has lined up for the day. I'm glad to help in the mornings at 8am..

    March 3, 2013

  • Anna A.

    I need high school service hours!!! how can I volunteer??

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe, but I'll try to volunteer from 8am-12pm on Sunday.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can help from 8am-10:30am on Sunday..will that work????

    February 27, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Do we just show up? And where? I'm a bit new to this and really would love to get involved.

    February 25, 2013

  • makoto m.

    i really want to join and interested , but my english skill is less than native because i am international student, is that ok ??

    February 25, 2013

    • makoto m.

      long beach , actually 7th street

      February 25, 2013

    • makoto m.

      how do you think?

      February 25, 2013

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