Mack is 65 and disabled due to serious heart issues. He’s deaf in one ear, and lost an eye when he was a teenager.
Raised by a single mom, he dropped out of school in the eighth grade, and worked minimum wage jobs most of his life. He lives in a single occupancy hotel room in the Tenderloin District, barely getting by on disability.
Mack started coming to Cityteam for meals and clothing, but he got so much more.
“People love you here, I can see that,” he said. “They stop to say hello. It feels nice.”
Volunteers shared God’s word with Mack and prayed with him. He began attending AA meetings. He goes to church twice a week.
“I don’t drink or smoke anymore,” said Mack with a peaceful look on his face. “I’m a new man now.”
Although he still struggles, Mack has hope and a feeling of family through Cityteam. And he also gets good, hot meals that he can’t make for himself.