Where To Volunteer Your Time: Thanksgiving 2012

November 20, 2012 9:20 AM

Where To Volunteer Your Time: Thanksgiving 2012

Volunteers prepare meals (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving. Thanks to our friends at Funcheap.com, read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate.

glidesf1 Where To Volunteer Your Time: Thanksgiving 2012

Glide Thanksgiving Meals

Put on your apron and come to GLIDE to help chop, dice, mix and slice in preparation for their Annual Thanksgiving Day dinner or come serve thousands complete Thanksgiving meals with all the fixin’ to individuals and families. Then keep the holiday spirit going the day after Thanksgiving by helping serve breakfast.
November 21-23, 2012; various shifts | 330 Ellis St., San Francisco
>> Sorry, this is full for 2012 and GLIDE is no longer accepting volunteers

Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly

Ensure a positive holiday experience for the elderly. Come in on Thanksgiving Eve to help assemble meals and small favors for Thanksgiving home visits or volunteer Thanksgiving Day to work in the kitchen heating and packaging meals. Please contact Robert@littlebrotherssf.org or call (415) 771-7957 for more information.
November 22, 2012 (10am – 2pm) – home visits | 909 Hyde St., San Francisco

San Francisco Food Bank

Come see what’s in season – from peaches to beans and rice – and get it out the door. Help the SF Food Bank sort, package and distribute these nutritious foods for the community.
November 21-22, 2012; various shifts | 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco
>>Sorry, this is full for 2012 and the SF Food Bank is no longer accepting volunteers

Thanksgiving Day Block Party

Now on its 28th year San Francisco City Impact is again reaching out to the Tenderloin Community in 2012 with a Thanksgiving Day block party that aims to deliver 10,000 hot meals to homes, serve 300 a sit-down Thanksgiving dinners, and deliver 500 grocery bags. Please note: A $25 registration fee is required and will go directly towards making this event possible.
November 22, 2012; 8:30am – 2pm | 230 Jones Street, San Francisco

Salvation Army Meal Delivery

Help deliver Thanksgiving Day meals to 5,000 homebound individuals as a driver or delivery volunteer. Contact Jaime Smith at 415-503-2720, email volunteer@tsagoldenstate.org or fill out the online volunteer form.
November 22, 2012 (8am – 11am) – 3 shifts | 850 Harrison St, San Francisco

Free Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner

Cafe Gratitude’s annual Free Thanksgiving Meal will be hosted by their Santa Cruz restaurant on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012. If you would like to volunteer to help run the cafe, please call 831-427-9583 to sign up as a server, bartender, dishwasher, line cook, opening crew, or closing crew member.
November 22, 2012 (12pm – 3pm) | 103 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz

Meals on Wheels

Help bring food to our seniors on Thanksgiving day by either volunteering in the Meals on Wheels office (a four hour shift anytime between 8a and 3p, or helping deliver the meals directly to people in need in a 2 to 3 hour shift
November 22, 2012 (8a – 3pm) | Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, 1375 Fairfax Avenue, SF

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