Serving Right Now

Help Your Neighbors

If you are able, we encourage you to reach out to your neighbors to see what their needs might be. Deliver this letter to let them know you would be willing to drop off supplies and food if they are unable to do it for themselves. 

Volunteer Drivers Needed! 
We are looking for people who are available to be called when needed to help with driving and delivering groceries, supplies, medicine, and other items to those who can’t get out during this time. Sometimes organizations need help delivering donations as well. Signing up here invites us to call you and see if you are available to help when a need arises. Because of the potential exposure, we are asking only people between the ages of 25-50 to volunteer for this opportunity. Drivers must have gloves, facemask, or other personal protective gear to volunteer. Thank you so much for helping us stand with our communities. Sign up here.


Help Our Ministry Partners   

In addition to caring for your neighbors directly, consider that many of our ministry partners need help in order to keep serving in the community. If you are searching for a way to serve right now we want to help you find it. 

Below is a list of immediate needs. Please reach out directly to our partner organization if you'd like to serve with them. 


Generations United 
Empowers the children and families of Redwood City and North Fair Oaks to reach their full potential…in this generation and the next. 

Volunteer Opp:
During this time of need for families at-risk, Generations United is in need of donations of the following:

  • Food (non-perishables like cereal, canned goods, oil, flour, etc, staples like bread, milk, eggs, and fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables)
  • Personal hygiene items (feminine products, toothpaste, toiletries)
  • Baby needs (diapers sizes 2-5, formula, wipes)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels

Options:

  1. You can drop off at 2555 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City.
  2. Deliver a list of needed supplies directly to a family in need.

For either option, contact Cynthia Nava or call  (650) 418-0006 to coordinate a time.


Grocery donation for Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP)

EHP is a mission partner who gives out groceries to families in the community of East Palo Alto that experience food insecurities. Join us in purchasing a brown bag of groceries for families in need.  These families need Menlo’s support, due to the lack of food for distribution at EHP.  If they have to choose between buying food or paying rent, many will choose the latter, so please help us. 

Everyone is welcome!
Write encouraging cards, and please include them in your bags. Feel free to use any paper or stationery you have on hand – a Menlo logo is not required.

Pray over the bag as you bless the families who receive it.

Provide a bag of groceries. Click here for the grocery list. 

Drop off at Menlo Church back parking lot: 950 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park.

Saturday May 16 between 1-3pm   

Sunday May 17 between 1-3pm (continuing your day of worship by dropping your bag off) 

As we practice social distancing, please drive to our parking lot, pop open your trunk, and our volunteers will collect the bags. 

Any questions then please contact Bennie Ingraham.


Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF)  
REF supports schools and teachers in the Ravenswood School District to ensure equitable and high-quality educational opportunities for students and schools while engaging the entire community.

Volunteer Opp:
The district is looking for Spanish/English bilingual adults to help teachers and families connect virtually, during distance learning. If you are bilingual and available to be part of conference calls with teachers and families. Sign-up here


SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors  
A ministry to residents of residential care facilities providing Christian compassion for care facilities.  Because of this crisis, all activities and visits have been suspended at all Bay Area facilities. The result is isolation of all residents

Volunteer Opp:
Opportunity for Life Groups, families or individuals:  Let residents know they are not forgotten through

  1. Sending notes/cards of hope and encouragement
  2. Send family pet or kid videos.
  3. Prayer for individuals and the centers

Contact Kathryn Perry at board@spiritcareministry.org providing name/contact information, number of volunteers. 


Street Life Ministries
Street Life Ministries serves the homeless and at-risk populations of the Mid-Peninsula through meal and basic needs distribution and building relationship

Volunteer Opp:
San Mateo and Santa Clara County considers Street Life an emergency agency and have been asked to continue serving food to those experiencing homelessness.  Dinner provided in Redwood City, Palo Alto and Menlo Park, beginning at 7:30pm.  The organization is in need of volunteers (max 6) to distribute food in individual to-go containers while practicing safe guidelines. Contact Emily Sayles to volunteer.

Need food donations for their nightly food/meal distribution:

In need of:

  • Large frozen entrees (i.e. meatballs, enchiladas, lasagna)
  • Home prepared 1 pot comfort food meals (i.e. mac/cheese, pot pies, etc)
  • Bread and baked goods (i.e. brownies, cookies, etc)
  • Canned fruit
  • Fresh bananas and oranges.

Contact Veo Rice for distribution times and drop off location.


For more information, contact our Outreach and Mission Regional Director, Bennie Ingraham.

For additional opportunities, check out our other regional pages:

North Peninsula

South Bay

1111 University Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-323-8600

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