For the past 23 years, on Christmas Day, the San Luis Obispo community has generously provided our County’s homeless/underserved population with a wonderful home-cooked holiday dinner, live musical entertainment and essential warm winter clothing/sleeping bag care packages.
This year, the homeless are one of the most vulnerable populations of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these individuals are already in poorer health than the general population and have had reduced access to basic services and shelter. For these reasons, it’s imperative that the 2020 Christmas Dinner for the Homeless still take place. Both dinner and winter clothing care package items will be distributed in a socially distanced ‘to-go’ format at the Odd Fellows Hall. Additionally, pre-packaged ‘to-go’ meals and care packages will also be distributed at 40 Prado and several pre-designated locations through San Luis Obispo County.
Despite the stringent safety precautions we will be adhering to, we hope to spread a little joy and trust that the care packages provided will help the local homeless population endure our cold wet winters.
If you would like to donate food or to volunteer, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dafaf2ea0fc1-christmas
A donation of $100 provides an entire clothing care package to someone in need, including new winter clothing/sleeping bag. However, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Use the form below to donate online. If you would like to pay by check, please write "Care Packages for Christmas" on the memo line, and mail to:
United Way of San Luis Obispo County
PO Box 14309
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(Click here to donate with Apple Pay.)