Originally Published: July 20, 2017 5:50 a.m.
The Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter on Miller Valley, next to Napa, opened in November 2016. It serve 45 meals per night, seven nights a week, 365 days a year.
Since it opened at the end of 2016, the Coalition for Compassion and Justice’s food program budget was already set; this nightly meal is not in the budget. The shelter relies solely on donations to feed its guests. It also relies solely on guests volunteers to prepare the nightly meal, so it needs to be easy and quick for them.
The shelter is accepting donations of prepackaged, prepared meals or easily heated or prepared food, such as cooked meats – ham, deli meats (not sliced) – we can slice it and it will preserve longer than the sliced meats; cooked sausage like kielbasa, etc.; frozen vegetables that can easily be heated in our heated servers – we don’t have a stove or oven; large bags of salad mix and dressing; gallons of milk, butter, cheese, coffee, dry creamer and sugar.
Information provided by Stagger Straight.