Beth Israel's Hunger Project


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1501 Imperial AveSan Diego, CA 92101


Beth Israel’s San Diego Hunger Project relies on wonderful volunteers like you to help feed between 400 and 750 adults and children in the San Diego Community, between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Sunday at St. Vincent De Paul - Father Joe's Village at 1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego.

Volunteers over the age of 11 are welcome (accompanied by an adult). Beth Israel provides food, funding and volunteers for this program. Cash donations are also needed.

The Beth Israel Hunger Project was founded by member Joan Kutner more than 25 years ago, and has fed hundreds of thousands in need. All volunteers agree to adhere to "Joan’s Rule," the guiding principle of the Hunger Project’s founder:

Please greet everyone you serve with a smile and 'Good Morning.’ You just may be the first person who has greeted them warmly in days, and you just might be getting their new week off to a better start.


St. Vincent de Paul Village is San Diego's leader in ending homelessness. In 2013, our housing and supportive service programs improved the quality of life for over 15,000 impoverished and homeless San Diegans. Our ability to counter the dire effects of poverty and homelessness is the most telling evidence of our capacity to positively impact homeless and impoverished individuals and families. We are pleased to share these significant accomplishments from 2013. * Housing: We served 3,397 unduplicated transitional housing residents and permanent housing tenants in our supportive housing programs. Nearly 7 in 10 people who participated with our Multidisciplinary Teams exited to permanent housing. * Meals: We served 3 meals daily to residents and lunch to non-resident community members totaling 1,062,104 million meals.* Integrated Healthcare: Our California-licensed community clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center provided innovative behavioral and physical healthcare services to 2,697 patients through 27,241 visits. * Therapeutic Childcare: 76% of children 6 to17 year of age improved their ability to thrive in society and 65% of children ages birth to 5 years of age increased their school readiness. In 2014, we will measure and evaluate the programs and services of St. Vincent de Paul Village. For example, related to our housing, meals, health and children's services, we have established the following goals:* Housing: Provide interim, transitional, permanent supportive and affordable housing to approximately 3,500 men, women, and children.* Meals: Serve over 1,000,000 nutritious, well-balanced meals in accordance with USDA dietary guidelines and portioned appropriately. * Integrated Healthcare: Provide comprehensive healthcare services to approximately 2,700 patients by integrating behavioral and physical health services.* Therapeutic Childcare: Provide specialized therapeutic childcare, developmental assessments and targeted behavioral interventions, speech and language therapy, parent education groups, after-school programs, and family literacy services to approximately 375 children and their families.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 11
  • 2nd through 5th Sunday of Every Month, 8:30-11:30

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