We had two drop-offs of twenty bag lunches each during February to the Women’s Drop-In Center on Acton Street in Berkeley. The center has stopped inviting homeless folks inside as a result of the pandemic; food, supplies, and information are given through a window. As a result, they are very grateful for our contributions to what they are able to offer right now.
We stopped offering bag lunches in the downtown corridor in Berkeley when the lockdown was announced. We plan to revisit starting up again in March if all goes well.
Our drive to collect and offer scarves, hats, mittens, and gift cards is on hold too. Right now we are researching two other ideas—first, the possibility of supporting Dorothy Day House in some way. They serve 200 homeless people daily with meals and services.
If you are interested in joining us and/or have ideas and/or contacts to help with the above projects, please email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation, please send your check to the BZC business manager, Helen, and note “Bag Lunch Project,” OR go to the BZC site and make a donation there. In that case, be sure to then send Helen an email (email@example.com) to let her know it’s for the Bag Lunch Project.