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. 

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. 


Partnering with Los Cerritos Elementary

Please join us at Los Cerritos Elementary on Thursday, April 2, Tuesday, April 7 or Thursday, April 9.  We have been given the opportunity to partner with Feeding Children Everywhere where we will be providing 400 boxes of food, 400 boxes of hygiene products, and 4 pallets of water and books to the families of Los Cerritos.  Many of these families are low income and have been laid off during this time, so we hope we can bring a little light into their homes.  

We would love for you to serve, but we ask that people practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart.  If you have your own gloves, then please bring your own or we can supply them.  We will require a mask, so please bring your own masks (it can be cloth or fabric masks).  Unfortunately, we can’t provide masks. 

Volunteer Opp:

Children
Write encouraging cards!  You can drop them off at the school on Tuesday morning, and we will place them in the boxes.   

Adults and children over 12

Thursday, April 2
9am- 1pm : 9am- 1pm Help needed sorting boxes
Tuesday, April 7
7:30-10:30am: Help load cars as they pass through the parking lot.  They will open their trunks as we load the boxes into the cars. 
10:30am-2pm: Help load cars as they pass through the parking lot.  They will open their trunks as we load the boxes into the cars. 
Thursday, April 9
7:30am-10:30am: Help load cars as they pass through the parking lot.  They will open their trunks as we load the boxes into the cars.  
10:30am-2pm: Help load cars as they pass through the parking lot.  They will open their trunks as we load the boxes into the cars. 

Location:
Los Cerritos Elementary
210 W Orange Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Please register here to volunteer.


Amigos De Guadalupe, Center for Justice and Empowerment

One of the many services Amigos provides is case management and safe overnight parking to individuals living out of their vehicles. 

Volunteer Opp:

Many of our Safe Parking guests work for companies like Uber or Door Dash and are experiencing a loss of income due to the Shelter-In-Place policy. There are many items needed from clothing to hygiene. For a full list of items needed and instructions on when and where to drop off, please email Michael Reyes.


City Impact 

Provides help and feeds the most vulnerable in the inner city of San Francisco.

Volunteer Opp:

Food Drop Off: Help needed collecting dry goods and dropping them off at 140 Turk St, San Francisco

Drop off hours: 10am-2pm
Items needed: dry goods, pasta, potatoes, coffee, bread, protein, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, tissue, paper towels, napkins


CityTeam of San Francisco 

Feeds elderly and homeless neighbors in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco.   

Volunteer Opp:

CityTeam San Francisco's Food Pantry needs help Monday mornings from 10-11am, to support over 100 registered guests who need their weekly ration of groceries.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 6 max 
Sign-up to volunteer here


CityTeam of San Jose

CityTeam provides hot nutritious meals to people struggling with hunger, a safe place for those struggling with homelessness, and a safe loving environment for women who are pregnant.

Volunteer Opp:

Join CityTeam in their efforts to keep their doors open to provide food, shelter, and essential care to our neighbors in need. Volunteers needed to prepare meals, pack groceries, supply and pack hygiene kits and hand out fresh fruits and vegetables to a community in need. Sign-up here for current volunteer opportunities. 


Community Services Agency - Mt. View Police Department

 Community Services Agency offers services to individuals and families on low or fixed incomes, to those who are homeless, and seniors (60+ years old).     

Volunteer Opp: 

Donate hygiene items to those in need! There are many items needed like deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and much more. For a full list of items needed and instructions on when and where to drop off, please email Michael Reyes.


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.


Hope’s Corner Mountain View

Feeds homeless, low-Income, and vulnerable Individuals in Mountain View and the surrounding communities.

Volunteer Opp:

Serve a hot to-go breakfast every Saturday morning. Sign-up here


Mobilize Love 

Using outreach trucks, Mobilize Love gives children, youth, and families basic human services and mentor relationships.

Volunteer Opp:

Mobilize Love’s Kids Program for children, youth, and families on Oakdale Ave in the Bayview District needs help Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm to serve free meals from the food truck and offer a reminder to the community that they are loved! 4 max volunteers needed each Wednesday.


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


Samaritan House

Essential provider to thousands of working poor that will be disproportionally affected by the severe impacts of COVID-19. We will continue providing only essential services during this time – food, shelter, and health services. 
Contact person: jmanriquez@samaritanhousesanmateo.org

Volunteer Opp:

The following programs are in critical need of immediate support:

  • Food Services - Mobile Meals
  • Food Services - Pantry
  • Food Services - Kitchen
  • Food Services - Grocery Rescue
  • Food Services - Family Harvest food distribution: March 20
  • Food Services - Produce Mobile food distribution:March 23

Click here to volunteer.

Please await our reply and confirmation of your request for placement. We must confirm that the slot is available before you begin volunteering.


Samaritan House Medical Clinic   

Samaritan House Medical Clinics provide medical help to low-income and uninsured individuals in SM county.  The clinics offer comprehensive, integrated services, including primary and specialty medical, dental, vision and mental health care.

Volunteer Opp: 

During this time of medical crisis, Samaritan House Medical Clinic is in need of volunteers who can call patients to determine needs (either referring to the emergency room, scheduling or rescheduling appointments).  If you are a nurse or dr. that has experience of triage/treating patients by phone, this is extremely helpful.  
Contact: Dr. Jason Wong 


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


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