Cecil Williams Fund for the Hungry Campaign

Could you survive on $789 per month in San Francisco?

On average, that’s what 70% of GLIDE’s Meals program participants must attempt to do. They come to GLIDE to eat because they simply can’t afford to buy, store or prepare their own food.

That’s why Rev. Cecil Williams started GLIDE’s annual Fund for the Hungry campaign many years ago—to raise awareness and funds to feed all those whose incomes don’t stretch far enough and whose circumstances don’t allow for daily essentials.

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Every day, we serve three free, nutritious meals to San Francisco’s most marginalized residents. This adds up to over 700,000 meals a year, nearly 90,000 of which are prepared for the disabled and families with children, with an additional 110,000 for seniors.

The Meals Program is also a gateway to other services. A person comes in for a warm meal and then gets introduced to an array of services that can help them to improve their health, mind and soul through counseling, emergency services, shelter reservations and access to legal services, healthcare and education programs.

David joins us in the dining room twice daily, and is never turned away from taking extra food. “I simply can’t afford to buy food,” David explains. “If I had to pay to eat, I would be homeless again. GLIDE keeps me off the streets.”

The cost of one meal is only $4.00, so every dollar you give goes far to feed neighbors in need. This year, your gifts will be stretched even further thanks to a generous fellow donor’s $50,000 matching gift. Every dollar you contribute through June 30 will be matched, so $25 becomes $50.

Show love for your community by supporting GLIDE’s annual Fund for the Hungry campaign today!

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Celebrating Rev. Cecil Williams today! Leave some well wishes for the Minister of Liberation in the comments! Better yet, wish him a happy birthday in person at #SundayCelebration this weekend! #unconditionallove #fromthearchives #thisdayinhistory #radical @glidesflegacy @shakasenghor @feliciahorowitz @dnwenig @zendesk @mrdannyglover @goapele @vbozeman @ebay_newsroom @sfchronicle @hoodline “My family had that sense about them, a sense of caring. Seeing people as they are, rather than as we would like for them to be. And so that melded in my soul and in my life. And my pathway and my journey has been to say: I’m gonna be inclusive.” —Rev. Cecil Williams

Today we wish a very happy birthday to Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE's beloved Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation. We remain eternally grateful for all that he’s done, and continues to do, for the people of the Tenderloin, San Francisco, and the world through the power and example of unconditional love. #unconditionallove #radical #livinglegend #fromthearchives #thisdayinhistory "Eric understands that recovery takes time& compassion." Learn more about our wonderful Community Safety and Training Team on our blog; link is in our profile! #RealTalk #FacesOfGLIDE photo credit: Alain McLaughlin Did you miss Lillian Mark's inspiring words this past Sunday at Celebration? Don't worry—we're sharing her experiences as Manager of GLIDE's Community Safety and Training Team on our #RealTalk blog in a two-part series this month! Big thanks to Lillian for her loving words and inspiring commitment to GLIDE's mission. Click the link in our profile for the full post. "This role has been the most challenging and soul-saving time for me at GLIDE. It has been an absolute honor to work on this team. We help keep the doors wide open for as many people as possible. We are the extended family for people who need and want it, and they are my family. We are there for the good days and the bad days. The team teaches me a lot. Let me tell you about the other day..." https://glidesf.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/leading-with-heart/

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