Open Families volunteered with a wonderful program called East Oakland Burrito Roll on September 21st from 10:30-12.
Who: East Oakland Burrito Roll is a non profit whose mission is ‘to take direct action and feed our unsheltered community members. We hope to empower and inspire the world to have solidarity with our unhoused neighbors. Anyone can make an impact with simple actions like sharing water, food or even just a conversation.’ Frr more information, check out their website at https://www.eastoaklandburritoroll.org/
What: ‘The East Oakland Burrito Roll is a gathering of community members who cook delicious, fresh food and deliver it directly to our unhoused Brothers and Sisters living in the East Bay. We cook vegan burritos using fresh ingredients and then deliver them directly to encampments in East Oakland and West Oakland. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand and help us cook fresh food for our unhoused Brothers and Sisters, which we then deliver directly to curbside communities all over Oakland. If you have other items to donate such as lightly used blankets, dog food, water, pillows, clothes (only brand-new socks/under garments accepted), dishware or other useful items feel free to bring them too.’
Duties: Prepare ingredients and roll burritos. If volunteers want and there is a need, delivering the burritos to homeless encampments may be an option.