Meal Programs

Our meal programs ensure the 950+ homeless families and individuals in our programs have access to healthy, fresh, and nutritious meals every single day.

Important Information Regarding Meal Service and COVID-19 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with LifeMoves.

The safety of our clients, volunteers, staff is our top priority. We recognize that the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, poses a risk to our entire community. We do not take this risk lightly and are making efforts to reduce the risk of exposure at our shelter and service sites. We are regularly evaluating this rapidly evolving situation and will continue to work with medical experts, public health officials, and local government to ensure we are protecting our staff, clients, and community.

In light of this public health threat, and the “Shelter in Place” mandate, we have made further changes to our meal service program. We welcome and encourage volunteers to continue to provide, but not serve, food. Instead, we are requesting that meal providers move forward with one of the options below.

  • Sponsor a meal.  Consider sponsoring a meal from a local restaurant. Click here for a list of restaurants that know our shelters well and will deliver meals directly to the shelter.  This allows you to Shelter in Place, support local business, and keep our vulnerable clients fed.
  • Drop-off a bagged/prepared meal. We welcome any willing and able volunteers to drop off bagged/prepared meals that staff can provide to clients. We ask that you please respect the additional hygiene and food safety measures while you prepare your meal donations.

If you would prefer to donate financially, please donate to our COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.  Over the next 90 days, we expect to incur additional costs for meals and food.  The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will help us pay for these unexpected costs. Your donation will be doubled thanks to a matching fund from a group of generous anonymous donors, Wells Fargo, and Franklin Templeton. Please consider making a donation now by clicking here.

*Important Note*

If any of the below conditions apply to you, we ask that you please cancel your meal shift or choose the catered delivery option. Please let us know immediately if:

  • You are feeling unwell in any capacity
  • You have been in recent contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You have recently traveled outside of the US to countries experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19

LifeMoves relies heavily on the generosity and kindness of our volunteer community. We sincerely thank you for all that you do.

Help provide fresh and nutritious food to build a foundation for health and wellness.

Meal Service in San Mateo County

LifeMoves | First Step for Families

Serve 135 individuals per meal. 

Location:

325 Villa Terrace,
San Mateo, CA 94401
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LifeMoves | Maple Street Shelter

Maple Street, Main Location – 120 clients
650-364-1150

Location:

1580A Maple Street,
Redwood City, CA 94063
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LifeMoves | Maple Street Shelter

Maple Street, Offsite – 40 clients
(Deliver meals to Main Location)
650-364-1150

Location:

1580A Maple Street,
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Meal Service in Santa Clara County

LifeMoves | Georgia Travis House

Serve 50 individuals per meal.

Location:

260 Commercial Street,
San Jose, CA 95112
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LifeMoves | Villa

Serve 55 individuals per meal.

Location:

184 South 11th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
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LifeMoves | Julian Street Inn

Serve 80 individuals per meal.

Location:

546 W Julian Street,
San Jose, CA 95110
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LifeMoves | Montgomery Street Inn

Serve 90 individuals per meal.

Location:

358 N Montgomery Street,
San Jose, CA 95110
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Questions about Providing a Meal?

Please email Alex Mazariegos at: amazariegos@lifemoves.org

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