A program of St. Paulus Lutheran Church in San Francisco, The Friendship Banquet serves a restaurant quality three-course-meal every Tuesday at 4:30pm to individuals living with HIV/AIDS who make a reservation each week.
Why this Meal is Important? 56% of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco do not have enough food to regularly take their medications. For many HIV+ individuals, their food insecurity are due to limitations on income that are a part of local and state health care requirements. The Friendship Banquet provides restaurant quality meals and hospitality for some of the most vulnerable residents of San Francisco.
How Can You Help? Hosts are needed to prepare a three course meal for about 45 guests. You can sign up to help once, once a year or once a month. Groups bring the ingredients and cook or heat prepared food at St. Mark's Lutheran Church (where the meal is served). If you're interested in hosting a meal, but costs are a barrier, the SF CARES volunteer coordinator can work with you to get many of the ingredients for the meal donated.
Ready to host a meal and want to set up a date? Email email@example.com and let us know you're interested in hosting a Friendship Banquet.
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