Providing food, housing and services to many of the most vulnerable in our community has been our mission since 1991. It continues to be our mission today.

We want to give a big thanks to all of the community members who have donated food, supplies, masks, sanitizer, paper products and other items made necessary by the COVID-19 virus to allow us to safely interact with our clients, staff and volunteers in all of our programs and help provide for their needs during this crisis.

We are continuing our meals program at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 pm and our lunch on Saturday at 11:30 am. In compliance with state and local guidelines, we have suspended our sit down eating service and are now preparing and handing out bagged sandwiches and other food items for take away.

All of our housing programs are continuing. Our weekday resource center is still operating from 8 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. Staff availability during the afternoon is limited at this time.

We have had no reported cases of Covid-19 by any of our volunteers, guests and staff. We are being extremely vigilant in following all CDC guidelines and guidance from multiple sources on best practices to combat the spread of this disease. We request that all volunteers who are deemed to be in a vulnerable class of individuals or for any other reason to stop volunteering at this time. Your health and safety is very important to us!!

We want to thank all for your continuing support and donations. With your help we can continue to provide to the individuals and families in our community.

DONATIONS

As many of you have witnessed, shortages of certain products and food items have created empty shelves and shortages of many of life’s basic necessities. Below is a list of our highest needs:

Toilet Paper
Paper towels
Disinfectant
Sanitizing Wipes (Clorox Wipes)
New Men’s underwear-Medium and Large
Men’s pants and shorts: size 32, 34, and 36
Fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, apples)
Cookies
Non-perishable food items

For your safety, these items can be dropped off at our downtown office located at 202 F Street.  For our guests and our safety, we will not be accepting home prepared sandwiches, food or any opened food items. For any other donations, please contact Bill at billpride@dcmah.org or Harmony at volunteers@dcmah.org. Monetary donations can be mailed to DCMH at PO Box 72463, Davis, CA 95617 or on-line at www.daviscommunitymeals.org. Please contact Bill for any other questions.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!

On Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, we will be serving our 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day meal from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be serving our regular meal on Tuesday, November 26th, from 5:45 to 6:30 pm.

All of the meals will be served at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Lane, Davis, CA. All members of the community are welcome to attend our Thanksgiving Feast.

For more information, please contact Bill Pride at 756-4008 or by email at billpride@dcmah.org

Over the Martin Luther King Day Weekend, DCM was privileged to be a part of a wonderful community event and fundraiser for Davis Community Meals, “Where the Grassroots Grow” a celebration of Martin Luther King Day held on Sunday afternoon January 17th and Monday evening January 18th.

The events were held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. The musical program and choral presentation was led by Laura Sandage who assembled a marvelous choir to sing inspirational songs to all who attended and sing alongs with audience members. Rita Hosking lent her musical talents to the show along with musicians Sean Feder, Johnny Flores, Nancy Lower, and a host of choral singers.

We wish to especially thank Laura for her energy, enthusiasm and dedication. The show was fabulous and entertaining! To Laura Hosking for here wonderful voice. To all of the other musicians and singers who spent a lot of time and effort to put on a great show. And finally to Rev. Elizabeth Banks and UU Church for hosting the event and their continued support of DCM!

 

Come and Help us Celebrate our 25th Anniversary providing food, housing and services to our neighbors on Wednesday, February 17th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at St. Martins Church. We want to say thanks to all of the volunteers, community members, supporters and donors who have contributed their time and effort to make a difference in the lives of the thousands of men, women and children we have served over the last 25 years.

Our YoloCanvass Art Classes are offering a new class beginning on February 2nd. Local artists Dori Marshall and Vicki Plutchok will teach drawing, painting and crafts. The classes run for 7 weeks and are held at the community room at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The classes are open to anyone in the community. Please call Marilyn Moyle at 530-756-8475 or email her at marilynmoyle@gmail.com for more information.