What We Do
Bread & Roses Cafe
We are building a free cafe to meet daily needs of people experiencing homelessness and poverty. The location
will offer basic supplies and a sense of beauty and belonging, so that joy and dignity are upheld for all.
We serve breakfast three times per week at encampments in Santa Cruz. By bringing hot, nourishing meals and basic hygiene supplies to those living outside, we honor one another's humanity.
Contact us if you’d like to help with purchasing supplies or serving.
We partner with local groups to make care packages for people upon their release from Santa Cruz County Jail. The kits include clean socks, underwear, bras, jackets, hygiene items, and other essentials. These are tangible reminders that incarcerated people are valued and belong in the community. As we pray and work for the end of our traumatizing punitive system, we also demonstrate the collective care with which we want to replace it.
We are not alone any more. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too,
even with a crust, where there is companionship.
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.