Bento pickup is Sunday, November 21, Noon - 2 p.m.

Please follow the directions below to keep our Sangha safe.

Please review this page before coming to the Temple Grounds to pick-up your Keiro-kai bento.


Please be aware that because COVID remains a threat, we at MVBT are abiding by the safety protocols issued by experts in our Sangha. Your safety and the safety of our volunteers is of paramount importance, so PLEASE work with us to make your Keiro-kai pick-up experience SAFE and enjoyable.

  • You should receive an email assigning you to a pick-up time.
  • That pick-up time is ONLY for pre-ordered bentos.
  • Follow all instructions.
  • Please wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times that you are on the temple grounds.
  • Drive SLOWLY and carefully. Please follow signs and flow of traffic.



  • Remain in your vehicle at all times.  
  • Waving and SMILES are ENCOURAGED!

Pickup Times

  1. Please check your email for a message with the subject line Keiro-kai 2021 “KIZUNA” Bento Pick-Up Information. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. That is your pick-up time. PLEASE do not arrive early or late.
  2. If you have designated a family member or MVBT member friend to pick up your order for you, they will receive an email with the pick-up time for your order.
  3. Sometimes things happen. IF you will be unable to arrive during your pick-up time slot, please contact us at by NOON on Friday, November 19, to make alternative arrangements.

For Drivers

This is the required flow of traffic for onsite pickups.  Please follow the flow of traffic and the directions below to help us maintain the safety and efficiency of this process.

Station #1 is where you will be picking up your bento.

Station #2 is where Sensei will be able to wave and greet you from afar. Please remain in your car!

Step 1: Entry

  • Enter at the Stierlin Rd. entrance closest to Sangha Hall.

Step 2: Check-in

  • Let the greeter know the name(s) associated with the bento orders you are picking up.
  • The greeter will tape one information sheet on your windshield for each bento order that you are picking up.
  • Drive where directed to pick up your bento.

Step 3: Pick-up Bento

  • You will be asked to release your trunk or hatch so we can open the back of your car where your bento will be placed by volunteers.
  • Your bento will be loaded into your car by a volunteer.

Step 4: Say "Hi!" and Exit

  • Please follow the directions of volunteers.
  • You will be directed through the traffic circle between the Hondo and Sangha Hall.
  • Exit at the Shoreline Blvd entrance closest to the minister’s residence.


  • Pull into the area marked PROBLEMS and a volunteer will help you.

While You are on Temple Grounds

  • Please REMAIN in your car at all times.
  • If you are interacting with others while your car window is open please wear a MASK over your nose and mouth.
  • Follow all volunteer instructions.