Every month for the last few months, residents and staff at South County Homeless Project (SHCP) take part in a special service project day. The project was the idea of residents, who wanted to do something productive and helpful, seeing so many people in need in the community. SCHP is BOSS’s emergency shelter in Hayward that serves homeless men and women with disabilities.

This month, about six participants took part, putting together bagged lunches to distribute to others in need in the community. The bags included lunches with juice, fruit, cookie, and some hygiene products.

Participants arranged themselves in an assembly line and put together a number of bags, then loaded up the van and staff cars, and went to the park and other locations that homeless people frequent in the area, to give out the lunches and hygiene items.

Unlike in past months, this time the group encountered a number of children when giving out bags – who were very excited to receive the ‘Lunchables’ boxes contained inside. SCHP residents came back very happy that they had been able to help folks out, especially the kids.

If you’d like to get involved in SCHP service days by donating food or goods to give away, contact SCHP Site Coordinator John Darby at jdarby@self-sufficiency.org.

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