Lake Lunches

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Lake Lunches

Are you looking to help out your community? Prepare and deliver lunches and hygiene kits to the unsheltered and hungry around Lake Merritt!

By LMUMC Connectional Ministries

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Monday, June 1, 2020 · 2pm PDT


Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 1st Ave Oakland, CA 94606

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About this event

Lake Lunches is a food ministry of Lake Merritt United Methodist Church. Serving 400 lunches twice a week to the hungry and unsheltered no questions asked in the areas surrounding Lake Merritt. We also offer a selection of toiletries. Volunteers are needed to assist in preparing & packing lunches and walking the lake area nearby to distribute the meals. The lunches and toiletries are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays using wagons pulled by volunteers. Our delivery route takes about an hour and is approximately 1.5 miles roundtrip. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. An experienced volunteer will guide you.

We are taking extra precautions in light of the COVID-19 spread and are proceeding with services to the unsheltered who rely on these meals twice a week. We have consolidated our meal prep time to Mondays and have set up our stations to incorporate the recommended physical distancing.

Mondays weekly - 2-4 pm: Lunch preparation, 12 volunteers needed

Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly - 11:30 am-1:30 pm: Lake Walk Lunch distribution, 4 volunteers needed

Tuesdays: 12:45-1:30 pm: Curbside Lunch distribution - 2 volunteers needed (Cantonese speaking helpful but not required)

Food resources are generously sourced through donations, East Lake United for Justice, Lucky Grocery and through our partnership with Alameda County Community Food Bank.

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More ways to help!

  • Donate to our food programs on a one-time or recurring basis.
  • Donate to Hygiene Kit Supply Drive
  • Join us at the 8th Annual LIFT Concert on Saturday, April 29, 2023

About the organizer

LMUMC Connectional Ministries envisions and implements programs that bring connection and relationship within the Lake Merritt UMC community. Food programs include the monthly Food Pantry distribution & Lake Lunches (mobile and curbside lunch program) twice a week. This work is made possible through the community partners working together to make food resources to the community. We are grateful partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank, Housing Consortium of the East Bay, East Lake United for Justice, Downtown Streets Team, and the countless individuals and community groups to contribute to the resources, relationship and spirit of this effort towards a hunger-free community.