Thanksgiving can be a lonely time for man residents in the inner city of San Francisco. It isn't uncommon for some inner city residents to check into the hospital for the holidays or fall into depression while being isolated from others. For 30 years City Impact has held its Thanksgiving Day Outreach to welcome and come alongside the people in the Tenderloin (inner city of San Francisco).
On Thursday, November 23, 2017, around 700 volunteers came to serve in our outreaches include a kids carnival, sit-down cafe, grocery and meal delivery, building parties, beauty area and a medical area. Volunteers also cooked and prepped the 3,600 meals that were going out to the community.
Here are some details on the day:
- 3,600 meals served at our street cafe and delivered to over 50 buildings in the Tenderloin
- 400 grocery bags given out
- 300 people seen at our medical fair
- 200 people clothed (not shown in video)
- 150 kids at our kids carnival
- 50 people received haircuts and makeovers
One of City Impact's core values is Prayer: pray like the persistent widow. We believe in the power of prayer and on Thanksgiving a woman named Rachel was seen to be transformed by the prayers of volunteers.
Check out the vido below for an overview!
Thanks again to all of the amazing volunteers and sponsors who came and served with us on Thanksgiving Day!