Works Of Mercy

An Invitation to Come and Serve with Us

At Mid City Church of the Nazarene, there are many opportunities for participating in our ecclesial witness. Whether you have a passion for the weekly food distributions at Mid City, love visiting the folk downtown on Tuesdays, derive great joy from driving our truck to pick up food, or desire to help with the Inclement Weather Shelter, we thank you for commitment and hope that you find this section helpful.

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Food Distributions At Mid City

The food distributions at Mid City are a wonderful time of giving and receiving goods. Almost all the items that are given away come from either local food banks, such as Feeding America SD and the San Diego Food Bank, or local businesses like Vons, Albertsons, KFC, and Starbucks. In the past, we have received near 60 tons of produce in one month! These goods all go to feed the folk who live in and around City Heights, especially the poor, as we live out the gift of meeting them at the distribution. Please feel free to come, bag produce, lift boxes of crackers, and to welcome and greet those who come through the line. In peace,

Ruth Vazquez

Times of the Distributions

Weekly Distributions
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. (Come at 1:30 to volunteer, look for Ruth)
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. (Come at 7:30 to volunteer, look for Ruth)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. (Come at 7:30 to volunteer, look for Ruth)

The Church of the Nazarene at Mid-City Food Distribution solely relies on donations from local businesses and food banks.

We would like to thank our those who have generously given to us:

Albertsons Logo KFC Logo Panera Logo vons-logo
Albertson’s Grocery Stores Kentucky Fried Chicken Panera Bread Vons Grocery Stores

Driving the Mid City Truck

Perhaps one of the most important-and often times overlooked-aspects of our committed weekly acts as a congregation is driving our food truck. Fortunately for us, even you can drive it! It does NOT require a class A or B license, any class C driver can do it. Posted below is the weekly schedule, if you would like more information about how you can become a driver, please contact,