What Do We Do?

Ladle Meal

Feed and clothe the poor

Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

Provide Service Opportunities

Learn more

Discipleship Class

Teach discipleship

Learn more

Medical Screening

Provide Medical Screening

Learn more

San Diego Street Choir

Host a Street Choir

Learn more

Mentor and Mentee

Provide Mentors

Learn more


However, for many people on the streets, the lack of hope is an even greater risk factor than lack of proper food, shelter, and clothing. By sharing God's gospel of grace, and living God's law of love, the Ladle Fellowship gives help and hope to those on the edge of society in our city.

Notice: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently not serving food or hosting any events in the church building. The Sunday and Wednesday meals are now boxed and served outside on Date Street. We include a short devotional with each meal that is written by one of the staff or a volunteer. Guests line up for the meal while maintaining proper social distancing of six feet. We frequently hand out extras such as hygiene kits, masks, socks, etc. along with the meal. On Sundays we are serving about 150 meals and on Wednesday about 100. In addition, our Street Corner Care team has been partnering with the Safe Parking Program to provide medical care for those living in their vehicles.

The Presbyterian Foundation has prepared a short video on Ladle's response to the COVID-19 pandemic that can be viewed at Ladle Video. You can find additional information on Ladle's facebook page and on instagram .

Why Do We Do It?

Relationship based evangelism and discipleship are at the heart of all we do. We aim to proclaim the good news of salvation through Christ; to help homeless believers and others in seeking a biblically ordered life; and to become more deeply committed disciples ourselves. We desire to bring God glory as we work to build and expand Christ's kingdom.

What Can You Do?

Come volunteer with us on a Sunday or on the second Saturday of each month. To find information about volunteering click on the link Volunteer. To see if volunteers are needed on a particular date, fill out the form contact and specify when you would like to serve and the number who would be coming. We will email you a response.
Pray for Our Guests
Each Sunday we have volunteers who go around to the tables, pray with our guests, and collect their prayer requests. These requests are distributed to those who would like to pray for our guests during the week. If you would like to be added to our list of prayer warriors, go to our Contact page and submit your name and email address.
Donate Money/Clothing

We can use your financial support. To learn about the different ways that you can donate money to Ladle click on the link Donate Money.

We always need more clothing, especially men's. Maybe you or your group could organize a clothing drive to benefit Ladle. To find out the most needed items and to obtain additional information click on the link Donate Goods

Educate Yourself

Learn about poverty & homelessness. Find out what the needs are and what the problems are. Think about what life is like without a home and many of the basic resources we take for granted. One place to start is by reading some stories about our Ladle guests at Stories. There are also many Bible references relating to the poor and the homeless, for example, Luke 6:20,21, Matthew 25:31–46, Isaiah 58:10,11, Deuteronomy 15:11, 1John 3:17.

Tell Your Friends
You can tweet your friends and tell them about Ladle . You can also direct them to our facebook page , to instagram , or to our website https://ladlefellowship.org.