Hope for the Homeless
Want to help out with Hope for the Homeless?
Every Friday evening since 2003, people of all ages have gathered at the Journey Food Bank to make PB&J sandwiches and deliver them to the homeless in downtown San Diego. Simply show up between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Friday and we’ll show you the ropes!
When We Meet
Every Friday show up between
3:30 pm and 5:30 pm in Encounter room
next to Journey Food Bank.
We Make Sandwiches
Help assemble peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and put together food bags from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
Go to Downtown San Diego!
We gather at 5:30 pm to carpool downtown
to bring sandwiches and good
conversation to our homeless friends.
We return to Journey between 8:30 – 9 pm.
See how being a part of Hope for the Homeless has impacted the lives of our volunteers.
You can donate online today. Just click above and select Hope for the Hopeless in the drop down to directly support our program. Your donation will help purchase peanut butter, jelly, bread, bottled waters, snacks, soup, lunch sacks and supplies. We also occasionally purchase hygiene products, socks and other essentials.
Can Kids participate? Yes.
Hope for the Homeless ministry wants you and your kids! We encourage you to serve with your family. Kids of all ages can participate, however most families serve with kids 5 years old and up.
What time do you actually start? Can I show up late? Yes. You can show up anytime between 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
At 3:30 pm every Friday we start making 650+ PB&J sandwiches.
At 4:30 pm the sandwiches will be made and you can help us assemble the meal sacks with sandwich, water, snacks and an encouraging verse.
At 5:30 pm we gather to pray and wait for those arriving to carpool downtown.
Between 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm we depart for downtown. We combine into as few cars as possible. We return before 9 pm.
Do I have to participate in the whole evening? No.
You can just help make sandwiches or you can just join us for downtown.
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Sandwich Prep Only If you’re not able to join us as we head downtown, you can show up and just prepare sandwiches and then head into Friday night church or on your way.
5:30 pm – 9 pm Downtown Only. If you can’t make it off work to make sandwiches – no problem! We NEED and would LOVE to have you join us downtown. The more we have join us, the quicker we’ll finish. You’ll also find your fellow volunteers to be friendly and helpful and your time with the homeless to be eye-opening. Show up to Encounter/ Foodbank area by 5:30 pm to find us to carpool.
Where do I find you? Encounter (High School room), next to the Foodbank.
We’ve moved into Encounter to have more space for our sandwich making assembly lines.
Where do you go? We have two routes. Most new comers join us on our route on Broadway that passes out 250 bags of food and essentials donated from Twice Treasured (clothes, blankets, etc.). We carpool due to limited parking. This route finishes about 8:30 pm and returns to Journey before 9 pm. Our second route heads to Petco area. There is greater need in this area and these dedicated folks pass out 400+ bags of food until after 10 pm.