At least twice a week, we hit the streets with homemade food and any survival supplies we can get our hands on - socks, sleeping bags, batteries, bus passes and everything in between. We typically end up spending a few hours distributing what we have and touching base with houseless folks we have built good rapport with. On Saturdays, we assist Spokanes Food Not Bombs with their stationary outreach. On Mondays, we run our own mobile outreach where we take multiple cars packed with gear to spots around Spokane where we’ve been noticing larger groups of unsheltered homies. The goal is to provide warm meals, outdoor living gear, first aid, harm reduction, and ourselves to connect with our neighbors and hear their needs. If MASS sounds like something you'd like to contribute to, there's certainly a place for you in this work! Some tasks that we're always needing help with include:Volunteer Forms & Resources
- Cooking - one of our priorities is to serve home-cooked/warm meals whenever possible at distribution, and we typically have cooks prepare anywhere from 10-30 individual servings each before each distribution. (If you plan to cook for outreach that doesn't mean you have to stay; food drop-offs are equally appreciated!)
- Distribution - whether you’ve got food, gear, a car that'll fit a couple bodies, or just yourself and hands to help, we'd love to have you at outreach! On Saturdays at 6pm, we meet for stationary outreach with Spokane's Food Not Bombs on the sidewalk of 12 W Pacific Avenue in front of Revival Church. (We are not affiliated with Revival.) We also meet on Mondays at 6pm for mobile outreach at the Grocery Outlet on W Third Avenue before hitting the town with gear and food.