Dear friends of HelpBerkeley,
Today Wed 12/23, we will be delivering over 1,000 free holiday meals to many hundreds of addresses in Berkeley, Albany and Kensington!
This holiday run gathers a lot of firsts for us:
- it is our largest delivery run ever!
- it is our first holiday meal (we had our first delivery on March 27 of this year…)
- it is the first time we are packaging and bagging the meal ourselves: we started a new group of volunteer packers that already gathers over 30 members! It is a new skill for us, but we intend to hone it until it becomes as natural to us as the rest of our delivery process
- it is the first time we work with Arnon Oren of Anaviv. Arnon has also become a sponsor of HelpBerkeley.org! He used to work at Chez Panisse and still caters some of Alice Waters’ events: we are thrilled that he generously accepted to work with us.
A few numbers:
- over 1,000 free meals
- 47 drivers involved in the event
- 39 food packers
- 4 pickup managers
- 5 workflow dispatchers
- 8 customer care volunteers
- 3 operations managers
- 3 driver coordinators
The most important, though, is that we have over 200 current active volunteers right now, who truly care about our members, and who want to use this event to show our members that they are not alone in this holiday season, but, rather, surrounded by friends and neighbors who are happy to sacrifice their free time during these holidays to show their concern and solicitude.
HelpBerkeley members, we love you! Happy Holidays!