Welcome to the Meal Delivery team outreach guide. Before you begin reading about this outreach, we’d like to make sure you know what you need to about San Francisco’s inner city by visiting the Backstory Page.
What is it?
Our Meal Delivery teams are in charge of delivering meals into designated buildings here in the Tenderloin either door-to-door, or a drop-off in a lobby. Each volunteer will be in a group of about 10-15 people under the guidance of trained City Impact Leader. Note: Age limit is 16 for meal deliveries.
What keeps people addicted? Why do people remain in their downward cycles? Many have speculated as to what keeps people in bondage, but in our 31 years here in the community we’ve come to understand the common denominator among the people that struggle the most here: isolation. People are isolated from the love of God and fellowship with people, leaving them susceptible to voices that tell them that they are unloved and unwanted. What people need is human contact - what they need is the tangible love of Christ through you.
Once the morning session lets out, you will stay in The Warfield auditorium for the Meal Delivery briefing - this is where you will get all the necessary details on what it looks like to minister to people in the community. After the briefing, you will be broken into teams of 10. Then, you will go with your City Impact leader into a collection of buildings that should be expecting you. Your time in the building will either mean going door-to-door or dropping food off in the lobby. During your time going door-to-door, the goal will not be to give out as many meals as possible, but to connect as genuinely as possible to the people that you meet.
We believe that the hunger people experience here is much deeper than the flesh. The food that these teams bring are just vehicles to allow people to open their doors and get to know the heart behind what we do - to heal the sick, clothe the naked, and help the lonely to find families. You never know what great things can start with a simple meal!