Feeding the Homeless

Never Had There Been Such a Feast!

“But we have little enough for ourselves!” In the folk tale Stone Soup, this is the villagers’ reaction when they see three strangers walking toward their town. So, what do they do? They hurry to hide all their food and …

Service Learning Opportunities

For the second year running, students from La Costa Canyon High School visited St. Michael’s by-the-Sea to support our Sack Lunch program. Seventy students filled over a thousand sack lunches between November and January, preparing all the lunches needed to …

Community of Giving


There are over 500 people in Carlsbad and Oceanside living in homelessness: 15% of these are veterans, 19% report a serious mental illness, 35% have a physical disability. The number one reported reason for homelessness is the loss of a …

Sack Lunch Update


In the year of 2014, the Sack Lunch Ministry has distributed over 2,600 lunches to our Carlsbad friends. This is a dramatic increase from the numbers reached in 2013. New to the Sack Lunch Ministry volunteer team are welcomed friends