World News: San Francisco Nonprofit Delivers 5,000th free meal during COVID-19
SAN FRANCISCO — At a time when San Franciscans need it the most, Mobilize Love has created an innovative solution to serve those who are most vulnerable. Mobilize Love is the first & only non-profit food truck in the Bay Area.
Since March 16th, Mobilize Love, in partnership with CityTeam San Francisco, has been responding by providing free meals across the city. Through their collaborative partnership, they have just served the 5000th hot meal! But their mission is not over — they are committed to provide 20,000 more meals during this pandemic.
COVID-19 means that many families are not able to eat. So Mobilize Love is putting themselves in harm’s way so that families don’t have to. This especially important for low-income families, senior citizens, immigrant families, and the unemployed, who are increasingly unable to afford their next meal.
“When the Coronavirus hit San Francisco, we decided we weren’t going to shrink back. We knew we needed to get involved, because it was a matter of life or death for the people we serve,” said Mobilize Love co-founders Christian & Cori Huang. “We are realizing more and more, this is exactly why we exist. We exist to show up and give kids hope.”
NBA star Jeremy Lin has recently launched the Be The Light campaign to help keep Mobilize Love on the frontlines of this pandemic. To provide a free meal, support the campaign HERE. Just $3 will provide a free hot meal. $40 provides 100 to go meals, $390 deploys our food truck to feed 130 people, & $1,450 covers the food expenses for one month (parking, gas, propane, equipment, food storage).
Mobilize Love is a San Francisco-based 501c3 that exists to SHOW UP and GIVE KIDS HOPE. ML deploys a fleet of outreach trucks (laundry truck, stage truck, food truck, and wellness truck) to give children access to basic human services. Because they are mobile, Mobilize Love is uniquely positioned to offer our essential services for people who need it now more than ever.