Some SSSIO-USA members from the Sri Sathya Sai Centers of Arcadia, Glendale, Hollywood and Riverside counties, who attend the devotional sessions at Sai Prema Nilayam, Riverside, CA, every Saturday, usually gather around 9 am to prepare food packets for the homeless in the neighborhood. Approximately ten to fifteen enthusiastic volunteers participate in this compassionate endeavor. They diligently assemble about 108 packets containing food items such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, burritos, pizzas, fruits, water bottles and snack packs, with all items generously donated by Sai volunteers.

By 11 am, about three or four cars, each with two or three Sai volunteers, drive through the streets of Riverside County to seek out and personally hand over food packets to homeless persons they encounter on the streets. Sai volunteers drive through the downtown area of Riverside, areas around the parks, and library grounds where most homeless people congregate. The entire service from packing to distribution takes about two to three hours.

This group sadhana (spiritual practice) is a dedicated effort by Sai volunteers to make a positive impact on their neighborhood. Sometimes, they also distribute clothing such as underwear, blankets, and hygiene kits. The homeless recipients often express their gratitude, saying "God bless you”. One homeless person commented, “May God give you more food and blessings for the nourishment you are providing us today."

Volunteers find fulfillment in this service, knowing they are making some meaningful difference in the lives of those less fortunate. A volunteer remarked "It is a small yet significant gesture, just a little service we can offer to those in need. We are grateful to our beloved Sai for guiding us to drive around, seek out and serve our homeless brothers on the streets."