Warming Station

The Warming Station will be closed until further notice.

​​People's Kitchen will not serve meals during the month of July. Operation will resume in August.
Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST appear at Peoples' Kitchen, 2345 Riverside Avenue (southwest corner of 24th Street and Riverside Avenue), Paso Robles NO LATER THAN 5:30 pm on the evening that they wish to stay at the Warming Station (held at a different location every night). EXCEPTION: On Sunday nights, Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST appear at Peoples' Kitchen NO LATER THAN4:30 PM. Paso Cares has arranged for Ride-On transportation to and from Peoples' Kitchen.
Any questions on this schedule or Paso Cares' operations may be directed to (805) 712-4710.

1. Call to Order
2. Opening Prayer
3. Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of July 10, 2018 (voice vote to approve)
4. Financial Reports: Operating Budget and Peggy’s Purse (voice vote to approve)
5. Strategic Plan: Status Report
6. People’ Kitchen: Status Report
7. Fundraising: Status Report
8. President’s Status
9. Other Items and Comments
10. Adjournment to next General Meeting, Wednesday, September 5, at 8:30 am, Adult Learning
Center, Saint Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

The August 1 General Meeting of Paso Cares was called to order by President Ed Gallagher @
0830 at St. Rose Adult Learning Center. Present were members Ben Bourgault, Gail
McNichols, Pearl Munak, Jack Phillips, Gordon Bastien, Paul Fairchild, Liz Koll, Rick Williams,
Sam Nimri, Barbara Forbes Bowden and Jerry Stover. Also present were Robert Blair and
Melanie Wickham from Transitions Mental Health.

Ed Gallagher led us in prayer and read the minutes of the last general meeting. Gail motioned
and Ben 2nd that we approve the minutes as read with a small correction. Voice vote to

Jack Phillips presented the financial report that was emailed out to members. Joan Case
Memorial donations boosted up our donations for the month. Thank You for these gifts.
This is the beginning of our 2018-2019 fiscal year. Motion to approve Jerry, 2nd Paul. Voice
vote to accept.

Strategic Plan changes were not presented due to the summer recess of the Board of

People’s Kitchen- We handed out sack lunches during the month of July with limited
success. We will start our regular feeding program at the 24th street lot starting Aug 1.
Jack spoke about the Austin Texas food truck program, unfortunately the City of Paso Robles
doesn’t allow food trucks in the city Limits. We are limited in the number of folks that we serve
due to our location at the far end of town.

We are booked with servers all throughout the month of December. Thank you volunteers.
Gail spoke about a success story that one of our clients had experienced. We have helped him
get medical help and led him to possible housing and mental health care. She also spoke
about a client that was reunited with his father. We are making a difference within the
homeless populations one individual at a time. Atascadero homeless advocates have set up a
program called homeward bound which provides transportation to individuals desiring to
return to their families. Please contact us for more info.

City Meeting- We met with the Mayor, City Manager, Chief of Police and other department
heads who gave us a list of 5 recommendations for our group that we will be discussing at the
board meeting. One of the recommendations was for Paso Cares to research the cost of a
case management. We have been in contact with TEMA (Transitions Mental Health) and we will
be looking into getting more help for the homeless. A

Other recommendation were fundraising, more security at the People’s Kitchen and a PR
person to get our message out and have the City look at properties that may be appropriate for

We have asked the city to install a security cameras at the lot where we feed the homeless.

President Ed Gallagher spoke about his need to resign due to health issues. He has submitted
his resignation letter effective August 1, 2018. We will be discussing our options at the next
board meeting. He will continue to be involved with Paso Cares as a chaperon and as the city

We will be printing our newsletter so we can get out our story out to the general public.
Meeting adjourned 9:45

Jerry Stover, Secretary

General Membership Meeting
August 1, 2018

General Meeting                                                                                           

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Paso Cares will conduct its Monthly General Meeting, which is open to the public; all members of Paso Cares are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:30 am in the Adult Learning Center at St. Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.


The mission of Paso Cares is to undertake activities, in collaboration with other existing organizations of San Luis Obispo County, that will provide for the immediate and longer term needs of homeless and needy persons and families. The area of focus will primarily be in the City of Paso Robles, adjoining jurisdictions, and the North County.

Together we can put an end to homelessness

and provide adequate food and shelter until we do!