Volunteers serve a hot breakfast (along with a to-go lunch) from 9:00 – 10:00 AM, every Saturday (rain or shine) at El Estero Park, normally at the BBQ / picnic area. We also give away clothes, tents, sleeping bags, personal hygiene items, bikes, bike locks, bibles, books and pet food. We even offer free hair cuts!
Once you know names, circumstances, fears, hopes, worries, needs and dreams of the street living folks we see each week, they become more like family and far less like the nameless people you try to avoid eye contact with on the street. Our similarities far outweigh our differences, our roles could easily be reversed and I don’t ever want to forget that being able to give is a gift.
Lorrie Stiles, volunteer