2362 Bancroft Way
The Quarter Meal, so-named because it used to cost a quarter, provides a nutritious evening meal to over 150 individuals each night of operation. Sit down meals are served Mondays through Wednesdays in a welcoming, cafeteria-style, dining venue. A take-out, brown bag dinner is available on Thursdays and Fridays.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Wednesday: Hot meal is served between 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday: Meals are a hot take out stew or soup; given out between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. Meals are always hot and nutritious, online pokies play consisting of an entrée, salad, vegetable, drink and bread.
Overview: Quarter Meal menus are created with the clients' nutritional requirements, dietary restrictions, and taste in mind. The menus are as diverse and varied as available resources allow, and a vegetarian main course is always available. Food used at the Quarter Meal is acquired from the Alameda County Food Bank, wholesale grocery outlets and donated food items from individuals, organizations or businesses. For many years, the Quarter Meal has been housed at MSC and has been used as an outreach strategy for MSC programs. In 2008, we began to fully integrate the two programs. MSC case managers now staff the Meal and use it as an engagement program for all MSC programs. In 2009 and beyond, we will continue to increase self-sufficiency and housing-related workshops for the meal’s population in our continual effort to engage the client population who frequent the Quarter Meal.