Homeless Outreach

Parish hands working together

Stan Peters and his son Jon, a long-time parishioner of Saint Joseph Old Mission San Jose, have been preaching Gospel through their Homeless Outreach charity work for more than two decades. 

A charity act of serving hot chili to homeless on Wednesdays at Bill Ball Plaza, next to Fremont Amtrack Station has morphed into delivering grocery bags filled with shelf-stable and prepackaged food to homeless primarily living in the Irvington District of Fremont, three days a week. The demand has doubled, 40 to 80 grocery bags  per week between Sept. 2020 to October 2021.

Numerous volunteers’ from our Parish shop, pack, and help deliver the grocery bags every week. Many parishioners including Indian Community donate to supplement the cost primarily borne by Stan. 

Homeless Outreach
A small group of volunteers pose for a group picture after packing grocery bags on a recent Sunday after 10am Mass.

For more info please contact Stan Peters 510-468-8017

Homeless Outreach