Our Mission

We provide nutritional support, emergency winter shelter, and other services to Berkeley’s homeless and very low-income residents.

 

Over 700,000 Meals Served

Our community breakfast is provided 6 days a week, year-round at Christ Church of Berkeley, located at 2138 Cedar Street (at Walnut) in north Berkeley. Anyone in need of a hot breakfast can join us between 7 and 8 am.


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We offer a variety of services:

  • Community Breakfast
  • Emergency Storm Shelter
  • Holiday Season Services
  • Outreach Projects

Volunteer

_DSC8048Our Breakfast Program needs new volunteers from diverse backgrounds and experience. Each day volunteers offer their time to helping meet the growing crisis of hunger within our community.


Donate

Homeless numbers have grown by over 35% since the start of ‘the Great Recession.’ Dorothy Day House is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that has provided meals, shelter, and holiday season services for homeless and low income residents in Berkeley for over 30 years. But with food insecurity on the rise in Alameda County, we depend on the contributions of concerned citizens like you more than ever.

What Your Donation Buys

Even a small donation of $15 can make a difference. Dorothy Day House’s life saving programs are made possible only by donations from people like you.

  • $15 provides a 25 pound bag of oatmeal.
  • $25 buys 15 dozen eggs.
  • $50 provides a dozen breakfasts or 3 people a night’s winter shelter.
  • $250 keeps our van running for a month.
  • $1,000 will help us to replace our ancient refrigerator.