Preparing and Serving Meals for the Homeless

January 7, 2023

Please note: Pre-registration is required for this activity. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.

GLIDE is a nationally recognized center for social justice, serving the Tenderloin and San Francisco since 1963. GLIDE is dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives, and their mission is to create a radically inclusive, just, and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program serves a diverse cross-section of homeless and insecurely housed individuals and families as well as low-income working people, and senior citizens and differently abled folks on small, fixed incomes.

Presidents Institute participants will have the opportunity to partner with GLIDE to help those in need. Serving a meal in the Daily Free Meals Program can be a transformative experience. The shift starts with clamshell prep at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served to the community from noon to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will assist with everything from plating food and sanitizing the workspace to handing out boxed meals, silverware, and drinks. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and make some beautiful human connections! Volunteers will gather in the Hilton hotel lobby by 10:15 a.m. and leave for GLIDE’s office, which is a 2-minute walk away.