Mary and Joy Homeless Charity

Working Towards a Brighter Future

According to the 2015 Solano County homeless count, there were 1,082 homeless people in Solano County, 73% of whom were unsheltered. Vallejo had the most homeless with 402, followed by Fairfield and Vacaville.

Marilyn Davis, a retiree who grew up in Vallejo, noticed the rise in the number of homeless over the years, and decided to do something about it. She’s good with people, and likes to cook, so in 2016, she started providing as many home-cooked meals as she could afford during the holidays, packaging them up, and delivering them to where ever she could find people in need.
They’re not always in the same areas, but if they’ve moved, Marilyn drives and walks the streets of Vallejo until she finds them. She has done a lot more cooking in recent years, and now delivers up to 75 meals a week, on Thursdays between 2-4pm.

Some local businesses and corporations have helped out a bit, but Marilyn pays for most of the food she distributes out of her own pocket. When she can, she also hands out clothing and toiletries.

If you can find it in your hearts to contribute to Marilyn’s epic endeavor, be it basic necessities or monetary donations, call her. She’ll come to you and pick up whatever you can give, and she will be forever grateful.

– Joye Ogrodowski

A Partial Donations Wish List

  • Blankets, Sheets, and Towels
  • Warm Clothing Including Jackets, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Jeans, Shirts, and Sweaters
  • Underwear
  • Personal Care Items Including Liquid Soap, Aerosol Deodorant, Hand Lotion, Shampoo, and Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Paper Goods Including Kleenex, Toilet Paper, and Paper Towels
  • Baby Supplies Including Diapers and Clothing
  • Books
  • School and Art Supplies
  • Gift Cards to Large Retailers, Restaurants, and Grocery Stores
  • Tents

Homeless Charity

Beyond Feeding the Homeless

Marilyn • 707.656.5532