Embrace also has a direct impact on the daily lives of the homeless every week of the year. The homeless population in San Diego is the epitome of cultural diversity. With over 7,500 chronically or permanently homeless members of our population in need of daily assistance, Embrace does its part to address those daily needs by serving the homeless 2 days per week year-round.
Through corporate sponsorships, grants, private donations (monetary and in-kind) and a 'soul connection' with the San Diego Food Bank, Embrace utilizes student and lay volunteers to deliver healthy food and bottled water to people from all walks of life with love, acceptance and compassion. Their 'GIV MAS' (give more) goal is to mobilize volunteers to deliver healthy meals 7 days a week to over 50,000 people each year.
By utilizing multi-cultural volunteers to serve a multi-cultural population in need through the distribution of healthy meals, Embrace adheres to its mission by creating opportunities for social and physical wellness to bring about "A Healthier San Diego®."
In 2009, Embrace served over 20,000 meals to civilians and veterans in need while college student and adult volunteers logged over 10,000 hours in the community.
Embrace volunteers serve approximately 100 meals to the homeless every Wednesday and Thursday evening at 6pm in San Diego's East Village. Our spot is the corner of 16th street and Island. All you have to do is bring yourself, and yes, friends are welcome! Visit http://embracesandiego.eventbrite.com to register!