What we’re about
We are focused on helping the homeless. WISH Bay Area prepares meals and gathers toiletries and other things the homeless need, and distributes them to the homeless and under-served in the South Bay. Our current focus is the Bill Wilson Teen DropIn Center in San Jose. With only volunteer efforts, we provide food and other necessities for the teens every Sunday. We send out Meetup announcements to fill you in on their needs.
Prior to the pandemic, there were two parts to our program.
• Once a month we prepared casseroles for the Bill Wilson Drop In Center in San Jose. We post the recipe, you cook it at home, then bring it to us at the address in San Jose we provide for you. It is a great way to help teens that are literally living on the street. A range of services are available at this center.
• Another program took place in downtown San Jose, where we distributed muffins every Sunday to the homeless. We are part of a larger distribution coordinated by the Tzu Chi Foundation, and international relief organization.
We look forward to you joining us to serve the homeless: We Invite you to Serve the Homeless (WISH). Please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WISH-Bay-Area-7219...
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- Lunch for Homeless Young People March 3rd1290 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA
Help us provide lunch ingredients for our young people. We provide food support for homeless young peeople at the Bill Wilson Drop-in Center. The young men and women come for food, counseling, and a temporary place to sleep.
This time we are bringing sandwiches (you make them) OR sandwich ingredients that the young people and staff can put together. Please bring us some of the following, packaged from the store... Desserts are welcome too! We plan for 25 young people (age 18 to 25). Bring what you can!
Sandwiches (cut in half, wrapped individually)
-- peanut butter and jelly on white bread OR
-- ham and cheese on white, mustard, no mayo
Sliced ham, turkey or chicken
Fruit - apples, mandarins
Dessert - home made or store bought (muffins, cookies)
Please sign up if you are able to help. We hope you wiill bring what appeals to you - no particular quantity required. We wait for you from 9:30 to 10:00; later the food is delivered. We meet at Smart and Final, in their parking lot, at Judy's gray Tesla, 1290 W San Carlos St., at the corner of Race St.
Your generosity would be greatly appreciated! See you Sunday, March 3rd between 9:30 and 10:00 am.