Join us for our monthly outreach to the homeless in Oakland and Berkeley. During the coffee hour, we will prepare and 150 – 200 bagged lunches which will be delivered directly to the homeless at various encampments and shelters . You can volunteer by making sandwiches, bagging the food, and/or helping to deliver the meals. You can also make a monetary donation to our Social Services account which is used primarily for funding our Meal Ministry and other philanthropic outreach programs.
The Meal Ministry is now expanding through a new partnership with Mission for the Homeless, a non-profit organization that visits the homeless in Oakland on a nightly basis offering food, clothing, prayer and support. Watch the story of Vincent Penizo, the man behind Mission for the Homeless and join us in supporting his inspiring, Christ-centered outreach.
How you can help
Our goal is to build up and maintain a supply of the most essential items which Mission for the Homeless can consistently rely on and use in their nightly ministry. The following is a list of items and the inventory amount we need to reach and maintain as soon as possible. You can drop off any quantity of these items to our church on Sundays or during the weekdays between 9 – 4pm. Please call or email Fr. Ninos Oshaana with any questions at 510-531-3400.
Blankets – Twin/Full or Queen size “Comforter-style” :
7 blankets per night.
Total: 210 needed every month
112 bottles of water per night = 4 cases of 28 bottles per case.
Total: 3,360 bottles needed every month
1000 bags every 9 days.
3000 needed per month
4 person Ozark Trail instant pop up tents. Designed for use on concrete.
Ozark Trail 9′ x 7′ Instant Dome Camping Tent, Sleeps 4 – Walmart.com
Total needed: 20 tents
Total needed: 100 pairs
Men’s sweatpants sizes Medium and Large
Total needed: 20 per month
Coats – Men’s Large and Extra Large are the best sizes.
2-3 per night. Total: 60-90 a month
Non-perishable food items
Granola/protein bars, pop-top canned goods, chips, cookies
Make a monetary donation
Please click here to make a monetary donation. Scroll down to “Ministries” to donate to the Meal Ministry
Your donation will be used exclusively for our Meal Ministry outreach program.