Most of the Carlsbad Interfaith clients come from “La Posada,” a shelter for homeless men and farm workers in the area. These men are typically day-laborers working in the hot sun, only to return to the shelter in the late afternoon/evening. This is a great opportunity to fill a real need and share Christ’s love with others.
Project: Bring and serve a nourishing breakfast for up to 20 men to give them a great start to the day. Volunteers are encouraged to stay and chat after serving breakfast. They have so many reasons for being homeless and would love to share their future hopes and dreams with you.
Day/Time: Saturday mornings at 7:30am. Arrive by 7:30am and be ready to go. Staff will open the doors at 7:30am which allows for a quick set-up so that the meal can be served by 7:45am or as soon as possible. If the men have jobs lined up for the day, they will need to eat quickly and run. Groups wrap up no later than 8:30am.
The Meal: Make any breakfast items you like but please have it fully prepared when arriving and serve the same dish to everyone. There are no available outlets, so plan a meal that does not require electricity. Breakfast Ideas
Drinks: Bring bottled water and coffee for up to 20 people, plus a container or two of juice. If you don’t have a portable coffee carafe, consider ordering a “coffee traveler” from your favorite coffee store. See here for details: Easy Traveler Coffee Option
Number of People to Feed: 17-20 people
Supplies Needed: Please provide the paper products needed to serve this meal for 20 people, such as: paper plates, cups, plasticware and napkins.
Clean Up: Minimal clean-up is required and most groups should be finished by 8:30am.
Cost: Cost of the meal, drinks and paper products.
Child Friendly: Yes
Questions: Team Leader Bill Halpin, [email protected], (760) 734-1003
Interfaith Carlsbad Service Center
5731 Palmer Way, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Vanessa Marshall – On-site manager