October 25, 2022
Winter 2022 SFZC Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

Family / kitchen workers

Winter Shelter Dinners

San Francisco Zen Center is looking for volunteers to help prepare hot meals for the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s Winter Shelter program. We will be offering dinner to homeless men and women on the following Sundays:

December 18
January 15
February 12

The hours are approximately 2 pm – 8 pm. You may sign up for one or more of the Sundays.

The meals will be prepared at City Center, located at 300 Page Street in SF, and then delivered to and served at participating churches. It is particularly helpful to have someone with a car to help transport the food and the volunteers who will be serving it to the guests.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about the event, please contact Outreach Coordinator Jeffrey Schneider at outreach@sfzc.org.

Gift Bags for Clara House

November 3: Thank you to those who provided gift cards! Those are no longer needed for this year’s gift bags.

Clara House is a family shelter near City Center; SFZC has been involved with them for many years. As in 2021, each family will receive a gift bag this year from SFZC, including a $50 gift card for Target. (Target was the suggestion of the Clara House director.)

If you are able to purchase a gift card, this will free up funds for us to provide the rest of the items in the bag. In order to provide the families with the option of using their cards during the holidays, we request that your donation is received at City Center no later than December 9. Please note that your gift must be a physical gift card and not any type of electronic transfer.

Please contact Outreach Coordinator Jeffrey Schneider at outreach@sfzc.org before purchasing the card to ensure that we do not receive more certificates than we can use.