We are 100% volunteer run and we can always use a few more helping hands. We have two volunteer activities each week. We meet every Sunday to make about 500-600 burritos.We meet every Saturday to make about 200 sloppy joes in pita pockets. Meals are distributed to hungry people in the Eugene-Springfield area.
When can I volunteer?
We need volunteers every Sunday for Burrito Brigade to help wash, cut, and prep veggies for the burritos as well as help roll and wrap all the burritos. To help, come to the First Christian Church at 1166 Oak Street from 11am-3pm. For access, go to the back of the church and ring the bell by the back door.
If you’d like to help distribute burritos, please meet at the First Christian Church at 2pm. For access, go to the back of the church and ring the bell by the back door. We then distribute burritos by foot, bicycle, or automobiles directly to the hungry. On foot, distribution is usually in a group.
While volunteers are welcome to just show up, we prefer that you RSVP to a Burrito Brigade event on our Facebook page. If you have questions or if you’re bringing more than five people, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Pita Brigade meets at Bethesda Lutheran Church at 4445 Royal Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 on Saturdays from 9.30am – 2pm. Please enter the kitchen by the North end of the Church (towards the playground) through the wooden gate. We need volunteers to help wash, cut and prep veggies; make barbeque sauce and cook the sloppy joes. Then we fill the pitas with the tasty sloppy joe mixture and distribute them to the hungry. If you want to come for distribution only, please arrive by 1pm. You can volunteer for Pita Brigade by RSVPing to the Pita Brigade Events on our Facebook page or just show up to Bethesda Lutheran Church.
For either Brigade, please wear closed toe shoes, and if participating in food preparation, bring a hair tie if you have long hair. If volunteering for distribution, please wear seasonally appropriate clothing (ie rain gear).
If you would like to be invited weekly to Burrito Brigade events, please join the Burrito Brigade Eugene Followers facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurritoSundays/
Portland Burrito Brigade meets at Sunnyside Community House, 3520 Yamhill Street. If you would like to help with prep, you can join us at 11am. If you would like to help with distribution, we start at 1:30pm. You can reach the kitchen by descending the staircase to the first level of the building. The staircase is along the sidewalk, nearest to the corner of 35th and Yamhill.
To follow Portland Burrito Brigade specifically, join our group or look for events and announcements on the main Burrito Brigade Facebook page.
Where do we distribute meals?
Meals and water bottles are handed out on foot, bicycle and via cars. In Eugene, We have 13 regular locations that we distribute to:
1. First Place Family Center 2. White Bird Clinic 3. Occupy Medical 4. Storage units on 2nd and Polk 5. Eugene Mission 6. Safe Spot on NW Expressway 7. Safe Spot Roosevelt (off Chambers) 8. Jesco Recovery on Blair 9. Opportunity Village on Garfield 10. SVDP Lindholm Service Station on Highway 99 11. Alton Baker Park & overpass by Ferry Street Bridge 12. Nightingale Camp by the Mission 13. Island Park
If there’s another location you think we should add to our drop site list, please let us know. If you know of a service agency open on Saturday or Sunday that would like us to drop off meals, please email us at email@example.com.