Lake Lunches

Lake Lunches

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

About this event

Lake Lunches is a food ministry of Lake Merritt United Methodist Church. Serving 360 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, 10 volunteers needed

Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly - 11:30 am-1:30 pm: Lake Walk Lunch distribution, 3 volunteers needed

Tuesdays: 12:45-2:00 pm: Curbside Lunch distribution - 2 volunteers needed (Cantonese speaking helpful but not required) - These delicious hot meals are prepared by East Lake United for Justice Mutual Aid.

Food resources are generously sourced through donations, EUJ, and through our partnership with Alameda County Community Food Bank.

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