Do you feel called to help the homeless?
Did you know San Diego is home to the 4th largest population of homeless individuals in the United States and 2nd largest population of homeless veterans? Did you also know that many St. B's parishioners serve these neighbors and you can too - whether it be through prepping and serving a meal, financial assistance or donations of clothing, new socks and toiletries? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be serving you differently. See picture to the left or flyer for details.
|"For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me" - Matthew 25:35-36|
Emergency Food - Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am or by appointment
Food packages are available for distribution to qualifying households through a combination of home delivery (primarily for seniors and those who cannot drive) and a touchless, drive thru food distribution. Learn more or email questions to John.
Neighbors in Need - serving take home meals from 4:30 - 6:15 pm; see flyer for details.
2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 3 - 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall
Twice a month, Neighbors in Need provides a warm, home-cooked meal and lots of hospitality to over 130 men, women and children right here at St. B'.s All of our guests are served a meal. After dinner clothing, toiletries, and a snack bag are distributed. Ways you can help:
- Meal prep and set-up (3 - 5:30 pm)
- Meal service, hospitality and clean-up (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
- Donate gently-used clean clothing, new socks, toiletries, etc.
- Provide financial support
- Learn more in this Ministry Highlight
Contact Mo at 858.270.5416
Father Joe's Villages
Now serve at your convenience, learn more and sign-up here
St. Vincent de Paul (otherwise known as Father Joe's Villages) is San Diego's largest homeless service provider. Pre-pandemic, a group of St. B's parishioners would serve dinner, on the 3rd Saturday of every month, to 200 individuals and families. Learn more in this Ministry Highlight, visit Fr.Joe's website, or contact Rob.
In addition to serving meals, you can volunteer at the Convention Center, the 1501 Imperial Ave Campus, or the Neil Goode Day Center to help out our neighbors in need. If you are interested, contact Rob, who will direct you to Deacon John Roberts who is the Chaplaincy Program Manager.
If you are interested in outreach to the homeless contact Mo or Rob or click here.