In a press release from the California Culinary Academy we received today, the executive chefs and students at the CCA will be serving 1,000 lunches to the local homeless at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tomorrow as part of Gavin's Project Homeless Connect, which strives to bring city services and volunteers directly to the local homeless population. From the release:

"Because Project Homeless Connect really makes a difference for those in our own neighborhood - the Tenderloin - this event has special meaning for us," said Eeva Deshon, President of California Culinary Academy. "Beyond training our students to become some of the world's greatest chefs, an underlying mission of our school is to teach the value of giving back to the community. We thank the Mayor for allowing us the opportunity to be part of this important initiative by doing what we do best."

Each event is tailored to the many different needs of the homeless -- the last event, held in February, brought together 27 doctors downtown to provide medical care. If you'd like to volunteer, they're looking for help with street outreach, client support services, triage, food, activities and transportation.