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Opportunities to Help the Homeless Community IN San José

Please review our Homeless Resource Guide for a list of relevant government agencies and nonprofits.  Many of these organizations are looking for volunteers, food donations and financial support. Click here for Spanish version of the guide.

food service Locations for homeless residents in the Downtown San José area

This is a map of established meal providers around St. James Park. These organizations often need volunteer assistance.

New Program to feed the hungry near st. james park

In July 2019, Opening Doors 2020 launched a new lunch program in downtown San José for the hungry individuals that frequent St. James Park.  The lunch program offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, will provide healthy nutritious meals at the African American Community Services Agency, located at 304 North 6th Street.  Meals will be provided indoors, in a safe and centralized location that is adjacent to St. James Park, with access to basic needs and other safety net resources.

This new lunch program will need volunteers and volunteer organizations, especially groups, students, faith-based organizations, clubs, corporations, and other nonprofits who currently provide meals in St. James Park.

For more information and/or sign up to volunteer, please visit


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