We feed the homeless around downtown on Saturday evenings. This involves walking several blocks, but we have opportunities for those with disabilities to help. (Please reach out ahead of time and we can make accommodations for you.)
We are not affiliated with a church or organization and our members are secular, religious, and atheist. Everyone is welcome! We hand out food, water, and various supplies with no expectations or requirements in return.
Kids are welcome to come help! Since we are working with people with mental illness, drug addiction, and living in a stressful environment expect bad language, people in various states of awareness (high, unconscious), and sometimes yelling. We have yet to see any violence, but of course, there is no guarantee. There is a large group of us for safety and we expect anyone who is part of our MeetUp to stay with the group at all times. Please don't fall behind and let someone know if you're "running up the street to get that one guy a sandwich." We stick together.
WHAT TO BRING or BUY AT ALBERTSONS:
Loaves of Bread (wheat or dense bread as it holds up better)
Lunch Meat (Turkey, Ham, Bologna)
Sliced Cheese (NOT individually wrapped if you can)
Jelly (Squeezable if possible)
Mayo (Squeezable if possible)
Mustard (Squeezable if possible)
Water Bottles (we need *at least* 8 cases each time out)
100 Plastic Grocery Bags (usually purchased from the Albertsons for 10 cents a bag)
Socks (Men and Women)
Underwear (Men and Women)
**We are unable to accommodate clothing donations (other than socks and underwear). If you have a large amount of clothes, please let Lindsay know and we can find a great place to donate them**