2018 Thanksgiving Day Meal Delivery

Thank You Volunteers! All your hard work, time and dedication ensured that our Thanksgiving meal delivery was a huge success. Together we:
Delivered 2,640 turkey dinners, gifts and warm holiday wishes to seniors
Welcomed, oriented and fed over 600 volunteers
Created and packed 233 routes
Answered hundreds of client and volunteer calls
Safely directed over 300 cars
Thanksgiving Photo Album 2018




Onsite Liability

Delivery/Route Liability


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.


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 on the liability form.


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 in the car with the passengers.  Also 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 orientation?

Only if you signed up for one of the following 6 onsite jobs. You have a choice of orientation on Tuesday 11/13 or Thursday 11/15.

Traffic Control
Route Assignment
Packing Meals
Volunteer Check-in/Registration
Drop off/Returns


Do I need to attend the orientation on site Thanksgiving Day if I am delivering meals?

Whether this is your 1st or 20th year, we need you to attend the orientation on site Thanksgiving Day. The orientation 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 orientation, 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 clients should I expect to meet on a delivery route?

We typically place between 8-12 clients on each route.