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Food Distribution Program - Feeding the Hungry

Please join us at The Dharma Bum Temple every Thursday at 5pm as we prepare food and the feed the hungry in downtown San Diego. We will meet at Temple at 5pm, leave around 6pm and be done around 7pm. Volunteers do not have to bring anything in order to participate; just offer a helping hand.

The Food Distribution Program is designed around helping distribute surplus food to those who do not have enough.  We accept donations of vegetarian food that would otherwise go to waste and put it in the hands of people who can use it.

Many people think that they can only give to others if they are wealthy. This is not true. Practicing generosity means to give our time, energy and resources to relieve others from their suffering no matter if we are wealthy or not. Generosity is the first of the Six Paramitas and its essence is boundless compassion.

For more detailed information about the Food Redistribution Program, such as how to donate unused food visit:

Questions? Email [masked]

~ Selfless giving to achieve the welfare of all beings ~

5pm - 5:10pm: Arrive
5:10pm - 5:15pm: Meditation
5:15pm - 6pm: Prepare Food and Clean
6pm - 7pm: Distribute Food and Return to Temple
7pm: Closing Transfer of Merit in Front of the Temple

"I participated in the food redistribution tonight. I cannot describe how much the entire evening touched my heart. Preparing the food was joyful and distributing it was humbling. Thank you." ~ T.O.

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