It’s not just providing nourishment for the body, but for the soul!
Socks & Sandwiches is New Start Ministries’ compassionate ministry for San Francisco’s homeless community. Every second and third Sunday of the month, immediately after our afternoon service, we head out to the San Francisco Civic Center’s U.N. Plaza with bags filled with warm socks, clothes, freshly prepared meat/PB&J sandwiches, hot cocoa, water, and other essential resources to give to our less fortunate neighbors.
In addition to providing these simple staples to the homeless that most of us take for granted, we minister to them by offering a listening ear and an open heart. We seek out any and every opportunity to hear their stories and offer to pray for them. The stories that are exchanged during these conversations are often very touching and emotional. Our goal is to be an obedient people of God and love like Jesus to minister to the sick, the hungry, the broken and the needy. We hear, we speak and we pray heart to heart.
Sandwiches and cocoa are made at 3:30pm before service, or after service at 6:00pm, so please join us in preparing food if you’d like to support our ministry without attending. For the ministry itself, we leave at 6:30pm and meet at the U.N. Plaza; rides are provided if you’d like to carpool.
We want to welcome and encourage you to join us every second and third Sunday at around 6:30pm to serve with us.
“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:37-40
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” -Martin Luther King