2019 Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery
Save the Date: Thursday, November 28th
Check back November 1st to signup for a shift!




Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I need to go on Thanksgiving Day?
We are located at 1375 Fairfax Ave in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. Enter on Fairfax at Mendell St. and you will be directed on where you can park.

How do I get to MOWSF via public transportation?
Muni lines 19, 44, 54, 91 and the T-Third Street all stop nearby. Make sure you check the schedule for any limited holiday hours. 

What time do I need to arrive for my volunteer shift?
Arrive at your assigned shift time and not before. Check the confirmation email that you received after signing up. It will tell you what job you signed up for and what time your shift is. 

Do I need a car to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day?
If you want to deliver meals, we do require you or your group have your own vehicle. Onsite volunteer jobs do not require a vehicle.

Do I need to have car insurance to do meal deliveries?
Yes, you or the vehicle driver will need to share with us a valid car insurance policy number and driver license.

How many people can go on a delivery route?
We define a delivery route as equal to 1 vehicle. Therefore, you can have as many people you like in your own car, but you need to be able to fit 10 meals with gifts in the car with the passengers. Only 1 individual needs to sign up per route; everyone else in your car does not need to sign up.

Do I need to come to pre-Thanksgiving training?
Only the Call Center job requires attending a training session pre-Thanksgiving at our office. We offer two dates for Call Center training:
10/21 or 10/26 between 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Do I need to attend the training on site Thanksgiving Day if I am delivering meals?
Whether this is your 1st or 20th year, we need you to attend the meal delivery on site Thanksgiving Day. The training changes slightly each year and it is meant to inform you about delivering to a senior, what to do in case no one answers the door, or if you have questions while on the route and what to do at the end for your delivery.

Can I bring my children with me? Is there an age requirement and will it be safe?
Yes, you can bring your children with you. No, there is no age requirement but minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Groups with children will be given family friendly routes.

How much time should I expect to be volunteering from the time I arrive at MOWSF until I finish all the meal deliveries?
Typically, it takes an average of three hours to come to our office, check-in, have breakfast, attend an training, grab your route sheet, meals, gifts and deliver the meals to the clients and come back to our office to return the items.

How many seniors should I expect to meet on a delivery route?
One average, there are 10 clients per route. 

I signed up to volunteer for Thanksgiving but have not received a confirmation?
Check your email Junk or Spam folder. The email will come from volunteer@mowsf.org so make sure to whitelist it.

What is the Thanksgiving meal for 2019?
TBD - coming soon.