Monday, April 28, 2014

Sixty - it takes 60

I was surprised to hear that it takes 60 volunteers in the meals program every day at Glide Memorial Church here in San Francisco.  Seeing the huge crowds of people that turn out, I was expecting the need for volunteers to be greater.  Still, sixty is a lot of people.  When Christmas or Thanksgiving roll around more people step up, but what about the other days?
Every weekday, three meals are served at Glide (Breakfast: 7am - 9am, Lunch: 11:30am - 2pm, and supper: 3:30pm - 5:30pm).  On the weekend breakfast and lunch hours are the same and a bag supper (prepared by volunteers in the morning) is given out. 
Yes, Glide is a church and worship and study are certainly a part of what goes on there, but the meal programs are really what so many know about.  As you go through the neighborhood you can see the long lines of people waiting to be fed.  Here's yet another area where you can make a difference.  You need not be a parish member to volunteer for the meal program.  They can always use your help.  Click HERE to signup to volunteer.  Donations are certainly welcome too!  Just click HERE if you want to give.

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