Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Community Outreach

Serve Breakfast with GLIDE

Get Involved

Share in a special volunteer opportunity in collaboration with GLIDE.

We are seeking regular volunteers to join us in helping to serve breakfast at GLIDE every third Thursday from 7 am to 9 am. Serving a meal in the Daily Free Meals Program can be a transformative experience. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, break a sweat, and build beautiful human connections.

The Breakdown

What to Expect

The shift starts with prep at 7 am in GLIDE’s main dining room. Our older adult and differently-abled guests are served first, and the all-access meals line opens at 8 am. Volunteers assist with everything from plating food and sanitizing the workspace to handing out boxed meals, silverware, and drinks.

The Value of our Volunteers

Your presence at Glide sends a powerful message to the hungry persons who eat with our Daily Free Meals Program – it says that you care and that they are worthy of your time and energy. The diverse group of people who regularly utilize our Meals Program include those who are homeless or insecurely housed, those whose lives have been impacted by substance use and/or mental illness, elders, and low-income families or individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?

Glide is located at 330 Ellis at the corner of Ellis & Taylor. We are a short walk from the Powell BART/MUNI station.
Directions can be found here.

The parking garage at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, is a two-minute walk from Glide.

There are numerous options for valet parking in the area.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing. Each volunteer is required to wear closed-toe shoes and shirts with long or short sleeves (No tank tops please!). During your volunteer service you will also be wearing a hair net (or hat if you bring one with you), plastic apron and plastic gloves.

Who can help me during meal service?

Meals Team Staff and Glide Safety Monitors (in bright yellow jackets) will be present to answer your questions and provide safety to clients, staff, and volunteers. The most important thing you and your group will do is to serve as a friendly and warm presence for our clients. The work is simple (plating food, taking tickets, greeting guests, clearing trays, pouring water, making bag lunches, chopping vegetables), but the value is far greater!