In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, Sullivan Solar Power’s Community Development team rolled up their sleeves and made over 75 packed lunches for the homeless in San Diego through the nonprofit People Assisting The Homeless (PATH). Sullivan Solar Power chose to donate the lunches and its time to People Assisting The Homeless as a way to connect with the community of San Diego and help those in need this holiday season.
PATH is a nonprofit borne out of an increasing issue of homelessness in California. Now, with over 25 locations throughout the state, PATH has grown from handing out food and clothing to connecting over 7,500 people with permanent homes since 2013. On the corner of Sixth Street and A Street in downtown San Diego, PATH is the one-stop center that offers meals, temporary and permanent housing assistance, employment facilitation, family health and other social services. Over the past five years, through the clients that call PATH home and the staff that have dedicated their careers to others in need, PATH has turned itself into a true community of hope.
On Tuesday, Sullivan Solar Power used PATH’s kitchen to pack lunches that followed former First Lady Michelle Obama’s ChooseMyPlate initiative, designed to offer healthy and nutritional options and meals with proper nourishment. The bagged lunches were passed out by the team to PATH clients seeking a lunchtime meal. Although hearty breakfasts and dinners are provided to the community 365 days year, lunch is usually only offered when volunteers are able to supply.
PATH relies on corporate and private donations to provide for the people experiencing homelessness. To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate, please visit www.epath.org/donate.