Love Movement.
Community Outreach Program.
Serving San Diego’s Homeless and Underprivileged.

Hugs & Bags started as an idea to raise awareness for San Diego’s homeless population. The first event was hosted San Diego’s Queen Bee’s community center located in North Park. Over time with the leadership of Ms. Jacqueline Penhos and the dedication of countless volunteers this monthly event has grown from a concept to a love moment.

The goal of Hugs & Bags isn’t to give a hand-out but a hand-up to those that have fallen on hard times by providing all basic needs along with the human touch in the form of a hug. Our primary population has grown from Homeless Teens, Veterans to Immigrants, Single parents and anyone who may need assistance.

The last Saturday of each month dozens of volunteers meet in the heart of downtown San Diego to provide clothing, a warm meal, basic medical services, haircuts and personal hygiene accessories.

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Our Team

Michelle Juarez
Michelle Juarez
Community Manager
Michael Herrod
Michael Herrod
Social Media and Web Content
Jacqueline Penhos
Jacqueline Penhos
Founder & CEO
Johnevin Herring
Johnevin Herring
Board Member - CFO
DIANA HIGGINS
Board Member