Audio Slideshow: Ingleside Presbyterian Food Pass Out

Posted on April 4, 2010

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*CLICK FOR SLIDESHOW* A cross hangs outside the Ingleside Presbyterian Church in San Francisco's Ingleside District

The vignette I did last week with Christina Ridad started when I did this audio slideshow for my Online Journalism class. Ingleside  Presbyterian started as a church building after the 1906 earthquake to provide church services for the homeless. The cornerstones of the church is still there with the engraving “Built 1907.” Reverend Roland Gordan has been with IPC for over 30 years now. He began with a youth basketball league to engage the youth in the Ingleside.

This audio slideshow details a Thursday morning at IPC. I shot all photos using a Canon G9 in manual shot. Members from the community meet early at the church to unpack food from the food bank truck and set it up to be passed out. Afterward, they take the share of food and the pass out begins. The process takes a total of two hours. Most of the patrons are monolingual Chinese, but smiles and point move the line along. When I volunteered there, everyone was very polite and I met some of the nicest people ever.

Today, IPC is one of the organizations that passes out food to those who need it in the neighborhood. If you’re ever looking to volunteer for one of their food programs, feel free to drop in whenever they’re open. The times and info are below:

San Francisco Food Bank Pass Out: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. contact Christina Ridad

Trader Joe’s Food Pass Out: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. contact Reverend Gordon

Ingleside Presbyterian’s Website

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