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End Poverty

The world has made huge strides in overcoming global poverty. Since 1990, more than 1.2 billion people have risen out of extreme poverty. Now, 9.2% of the world survives on less than $1.90 a day, compared to nearly 36% in 1990. But the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse years of progress and drove an additional 97 million people into extreme poverty in 2020, according to World Bank estimates.


In the California Bay Area, nearly 50% of residents (2.5M residents) are low income. Globally, over 97M people have been driven to extreme poverty since the COVID pandemic. We invite you to engage to help end poverty through our local outreach ministries and partners. (SOURCES: World Vision, Bay Area Equity Atlas, Legislative Analyst’s Office, Addiction Center)



Serve the disenfranchised community of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district in partnership with City Impact. Each month, volunteers make sandwiches and pack food at CPC early Saturday morning. They then carpool to San Francisco and distribute the bags “door to door” with a City Impact leader. Food conversation and prayer offers the love of Jesus to each person. This is an excellent chance for families to serve together!

Minimum age requirement:

Eight years old and up for food and bag prep.

Eighteen years and up for going to San Francisco.


Team Leader: Mario Balatti


Organize and package hygiene and personal care items into kits to be handed out at CPC ministries for Veterans, homeless, and low–income communities for a couple of hours once a month.


Team Leader: Deborah Orler



Join the CPC team at Street Life Ministries to host 50 to 70 guests from the homeless community. We worship and socialize with our guests, one of our pastors gives a message, and we serve dinner. Volunteers are needed to cook in advance of the night we serve, be on-site for worship, socialize, and serve meals. This is an excellent opportunity for families, groups, and individuals to participate on our team.


Team Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green




CPC has a long partnership of supporting LifeMoves in breaking the cycle of homelessness with a proven model of outreach, shelters, and programs. CPC assists and encourages the staff and clients through collection drives, providing and sharing meals, as well as activities such as decorating, maintenance, and entertainment. We build relationships, lift spirits, and celebrate that God loves and values us all. There are a variety of ways and times you can make a difference as an individual, family, or group!


Team Leader: Fred Krauss



Samaritan House is the largest food distribution agency in San Mateo County. It provides free shelter and housing assistance, medical and dental clinics, children’s clothing, and school supplies for many CPC local outreach partners. Volunteers can help with food preparation, packaging, pickup, and distribution.


Team Leader: Marj Young-Krauss


Game Days: We host Bingo and card games for veterans in the mental health units on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Volunteers will assist with the games, socialize with the veterans, help serve snacks, and/or donate items for the snacks and/or game prizes.


Team Leader: Mike and Violet Brumm



Cards and Treats for Veterans on Special Days: Throughout the year we bless these veterans on holidays, such as the 4th of July, Veterans' Day, and Christmas. Volunteers will create handmade greeting cards with personal notes to thank and encourage the veterans and the hospital staff, and/or donate treats and gifts to brighten their day.

Team Leaders: Mike and Violet Brumm


CPC helps solve homelessness by recruiting and supporting landlords to participate in the Veterans Administration HUD-VASH housing program, and supplying housed veterans with donated furniture and living essentials. CPC volunteers can provide move-in kits and help move veterans off the street and into a home.


Team Leader: John Helin