What is it?
The Winter Interfaith Shelter is sponsored by the San Francisco Interfaith Council and run by Episcopal Community Services. The Interfaith Shelter provides dinner/breakfast and a dry place to sleep for 60-100 homeless men during the coldest part of the year. Grace Cathedral cooperates with many other congregations in San Francisco in this important endeavor.
Where is it?
The location where we cook and serve varies each year but it is always in San Francisco.
When is it?
The program runs from Thanksgiving week into February -- the winter months. Grace Cathedral usually covers two separate weeks during this time period.
This winter we are serving:
Sunday, November 30 - Friday, December 5, 2014
at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 133 Golden Gate Avenue
There will be two shifts each day. The first shift will meet in Grace Cathedral's Chapter House kitchen from 3-5 p.m. for food preparation, while the second shift will meet at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5:30 p.m. to serve and be done with clean up by 7:30 PM.
Feel free to sign up for as many dates as you can! We need at least 10 volunteers each night; youths between 12 and 17 are welcomed to prepare food at Grace Cathedral, but due to safety concerns of the area, only 18 and up can serve food at St. Boniface.
Have you cooked for groups before? Coordinated small teams of volunteers? We are especially looking for volunteers who can lead, or partner with someone to lead, one of the cooking teams. We will support you in being successful in this. If you would consider being a lead cook or a co-cook, please contact the Rev. Andy Lobban by email or call 415-749-6364.
We will also be serving from Sunday, February 8 - Saturday, February 14, 2015
How do I get involved?
Please join our Winter Interfaith Volunteer email list to be sent a reminder closer to the next time we are going to serve, as well as an invitation to sign up.
What time commitment is expected?
You can sign up for a single or several evenings. We cook, serve, then clean up. The window for serving is from about 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. but this can vary based on where the shelter is held.
For further information, email the Rev. Andy Lobban or call 415-749-6364.
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