Food and Shelter
- Bryan Sather, Meals Program Manager
DWIGHT WAY SHELTER
BFHP’s Dwight Way Shelter in Berkeley accommodates two shelters. Our women’s shelter (in operation since 1992) and our men’s shelter (launched in 1988), each have 32 beds. The Shelter offers those who are homeless a safe place to stay and support while they build income, skills, and seek permanent housing. The Shelter operates 365 days/year.
- Clean, warm beds
- Shower & laundry facilities
- Access to computers & telephones
- Access to housing case managers
- Links to primary mental, dental & medical health
- Linkages to community & mainstream services
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL
BFHP has the longest running free, weekday community meal program in the City of Berkeley. Our guests include those who are homeless and/or unemployed but also many who have housing and jobs and who depended on the program in order to free up income to cover other essentials like rent and utilities. Our community meal is served by our many dedicated volunteers.
Where: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Ave, Berkeley, 94703
When: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri* 3:30–4:45pm
*A free spaghetti meal is provided by the Lutheran Church of the Cross on Wednesdays
BFHP’s Community Meal is a drop-in, cafeteria-style sit down meal served in a clean and welcoming venue. Menus are created with nutritional value, dietary restrictions, and – above all – taste in mind. Our dinners are hot and are accompanied by salad, fresh fruit and bread. A vegetarian option is always available.