The Union Gospel Mission serves thousands of meals per month to men, women, and children who are homeless and to the less fortunate. Please join us each evening for chapel at 7:30 PM and dinner at 8:30 PM. We have a church service at 11 AM and then lunch at 12 PM on Sundays.

If you have a family or are a senior with a residence, please follow the below instructions to receive a food box:

Weekly Food Box Pickup and Guidelines:

  • You can receive one food box every 30 days for Families with children and Seniors over 62.
  • Pickup times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 1:00 PM and ending at 2:00 PM.
  • You must call by 11:30 AM on pick-up day to request a food box. To sign up, call (916) 447-3268 during regular business hours: Mon – Thurs, 8 AM-4 PM (closed 12–1 PM) Friday, 9 AM–12 PM.
  • One box per household.
  • You must bring your picture ID, proof of residence, and your current address, such as a utility bill.
  • (NOTE) Holiday Food Box Programs will vary from this schedule, and sign-ups are typically the first of the month (See Holiday Food Boxes).​

Holiday Food Boxes

Please Call (916) 447-3268

Limited to the first 100 sign-ups

Easter Food Boxes
Sign-ups start on March 1
Giveaway – April 5

Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Sign-ups start on November 1
Giveaway – November 21

Christmas Food Boxes
Sign-ups start on December 1
Giveaway – December 20

You must call and sign up for your box for the above dates. Call early as it is first-come, first-served. If you miss Thanksgiving, you can sign up for Christmas. You can sign up for either Holiday but not both.

“Day of Giveaway”

To pick up your Holiday Food Box, check-in starts promptly at 12:30 PM, and the gate closes at 1:00 PM. There will be a 30-minute Chapel Service, and the food boxes will be given away afterward.