SACK LUNCH PROGRAM 09/26/2020
It was a beautiful day yesterday in the Bay. The air quality is still suspect at best, but the need is very real. With the uncertainty of what to expect from week to week, we are finding ourselves making extra efforts to seek out those individuals who find themselves unable to gain benefit from any existing resources. With the rise in homelessness steadily increasing, due to the pandemic and ever growing economic depression, we are going to get ready to go full throttle with our MLKHP Family & Friends Program. At some point we anticipate the emergency housing funds and funding in general, to decrease and be redirected into transitional programs. Ultimately, the need to be prepared is paramount. Having already done a test run of sorts, as it pertains to the emergency supplies backpacks, we are very prepared to approach the impending situation with a very deliberate distribution apparatus.
On another front, we will be talking the coming week off, to set up our new storage unit to help us expedite the entire operational functionality of our organization. So til we see y’all again on 10/06/2020, have a safe and productive week!
SACK LUNCH PROGRAM 09/12/2020
This past Saturday as always was another great day of service, but even more so it was a necessary day to spread a message of hope. There’s not much new to say this week, because it’s pretty much more of the same. There’s a lot of issues and circumstances, that will soon find themselves meeting at a crossroads. From trash to safety, there are issues that need immediate attention from the citizens and the city. The homeless population has enough challenges without making it worse, due to a lack of proper emergency services. There aren’t enough policies or programs to correctly and responsibly address these issue. We have done very progressive and innovative ideas, we’re just looking for the right partners to help develop and implement them. So til we get the right ears to listen, we will continue to do what we can to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters in need! We will be out next, on Tuesday morning serving breakfast! See y’all then!
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Tuesday morning would prove to be an eyeful, with regards to the illegal dumping. The trash strewn about the city is deplorable, and the blame is a shared one. Though some of the garbage we see in the streets is easily attributed to our homeless population, but it’s only a tiny portion. The bulk of the trash in our streets, based on our observation over the user 3 years, is the result of illegal dumping and an unthinkable lack of pride in our city and it’s appearance. We can and must do better. We encourage our friends to stay as clean and low key as possible, but ultimately it’s a choice. By doing their part, it would highlight the real culprits, and vice versa. Other than that, we didn’t see a lot of familiar faces, as we believe they have found some emergency housing. However, we have met new people, and it’s becoming a common occurrence. Anyway, we will be out Saturday to serve sack lunches and assess the situation to see how we can help. So see y’all in the streets of Vallejo this Saturday!
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This Tuesday’s Breakfast Program was actually busier than we expected. That’s becoming a regular observation, being busier than expected that is. However, what makes this different is the fact that it was the 1st if the month, and in the 1st, many of our friends get access to recurring benefits. This usually translates to a big absence of people, and this last about a week as some will get rooms to shower and get some good rest. Well it was not the case Tuesday. We were finished very quickly as our supply of breakfasts depleted rapidly. Of note, it’s apparent that the egg wraps are a big hit, do we are planning to increase our output of those. With the prospect of additional funding, we will also be looking to increase our inventory as a whole, and by acquiring storage space, we can do so easily. The need for more is in direct response to the increasing needs of those being affected by the economic fallout of the pandemic, and those who were already in a tough spot prior to the pandemic. Anyway, we will certainly address the needs as best we can, and will continue to stay the course. Remember, the ultimate goal is to get a facility to compliment our already existing mobile service.
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The MLK Humanity Project is an inclusive community organization devoted to the well being and empowerment of our homeless and less fortunate residents.