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Upcoming Events

38th Annual Penny Pitch & Raffle

Friday, June 5, 2015
11am – 4pm
MoMo’s Restaurant – 760 2nd Street San Francisco, CA 94107

What began in 1977 as a friendly wager between two watering holes has become a cherished San Francisco tradition and raised over one million dollars for St. Anthony’s! Penny Pitch is a fun and engaging way to help provide vital services to San Franciscans living in poverty. With wonderful support from our sponsors and patrons, last year’s event raised over $100,000 for St. Anthony’s.

No RSVP necessary to attend. Join us at MoMo’s beginning at 11am with penny Bloody Mary’s and lunch, for what promises to be another spectacular afternoon pitching pennies to support St. Anthony’s programs.

Pitching begins promptly at 1pm! If you would like to be part of the pitching action, please register to compete on a team. Slots fill extremely fast!

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Party for St. Anthony’s

party-for-st-athonysWould you like to catch up with friends and neighbors, build community, and support St. Anthony Foundation all at the same time? Are you planning a party for an upcoming holiday or special occasion and would you like to add a philanthropic aspect to it? A party gives you the chance to do all of that at once and is one of the best ways to invest your time and dollars to help St. Anthony’s. Click here for a helpful guide on organizing a fundraising or awareness party to support St. Anthony Foundation.

Past Events

Hunger Action Lobby Day

DSC_0152   Wednesday, May 13, 2015
   7:00 am – 4:00 pm
   Sacramento – State Capitol
   Transportation and lunch provided

Each May, hundreds of anti-hunger advocates from all over the state meet in Sacramento to educate our legislators about hunger and support anti-hunger legislation. This year we will be addressing legislation around  increasing SSI benefits, improving the CalFresh application process, and ensuring adequate funding for the State Emergency Food Program.   Reserve your spot on the bus.


Serving Hope: A Benefit for St. Anthony’s

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm
City Hall, San Francisco

Please join us under the enchanting and mesmerizing dome of San Francisco’s City Hall for the inaugural Serving Hope: A Benefit for St. Anthony’s. Every day, with dignity and respect, St. Anthony’s offers thousands of individuals and families the basics we all need to feel human: a hot meal, fresh clothing, and a friendly smile. Serving Hope is an opportunity to celebrate, commit to, and extend St. Anthony’s vital work. Please join the hundreds of people who are “opening the door to so much more” – more meals, more help and more hope, supporting essential services and job training for San Franciscans living in poverty.

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St. Anthony’s Social Justice Cinema

A Place at the TableThursday, April 9, 2015
150 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco 94102

You’re invited to the premier of St. Anthony’s Social Justice Cinema series. Our first film is A Place at the Table. “A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat.”

This is a timely topic as we have 74 million missing meals a year in San Francisco. And this week SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as “food stamps”) is being targeted for harmful cuts; the equivalent of up to 220 missed meals a year.

Join us for a viewing followed by a discussion about taking action to reduce food insecurity. RSVP here. Light snacks provided.

2014 Christmas Curbside Donation Drive

christmas-curb-donation-driveSaturday, December 20th To Wednesday, December 24th
With your support, we collected 619 hams and 2,578 pairs of socks for our guests!

pge-logoPacific Gas & Electric was the exclusive sponsor for St. Anthony’s holiday season, including the Curbside donation drive. We are so grateful for their generosity and partnership. Thank you PG&E!

San Francisco’s Annual Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service

san-franciscos-annual-interfaith-homeless-memorial-serviceThursday, December 18th 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet at 121 Golden Gate Avenue, March to Civic Center Plaza

The winter solstice marks the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. On or near this day, cities across the country remember and honor the members of their communities who died while homeless. San Francisco will mark National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day with an interfaith memorial featuring a reading of the names of homeless San Franciscans who have died, a candlelight vigil, and words of hope and inspiration from faith leaders.

We invite you to participate in this event with St. Anthony’s to honor the lives and the memories of our deceased homeless brothers and sisters. We will gather as a group at our Dining Room (121 Golden Gate Avenue) at 4:30pm. We will have a brief program. Then we will march to Civic Center for the vigil.

Registration deadline for this event has ended

In The Archives

Del’s Tenderloin Walking Tours

dels-tenderloin-walking-toursDel used to be a guest at St. Anthony’s. Now he connects visitors to San Francisco with a community usually omitted from the guidebooks: the poorest people in the city, many of whom live in the Tenderloin.

Sign-up to take a Tenderloin tour with Del!

Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, June 30, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Help us set the table for our first meal!

help-us-set-the-table-to-our-first-mealWe invite you to celebrate our new space by moving the most essential elements of our meal service – the tray, cup and fork – into our new Dining Room. We need 200 people to set the table (picture a human relay line).  For over 60 years, San Franciscans have come together to serve over 40 million meals to people in need, never once missing a meal. Be part of this history as we set the table for the first meal in our brand new Dining Room!

When:       Thursday, October 2nd 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where:     150 Golden Gate Avenue
What:        We need 200 people to help move our trays, cups and forks.

Beyond Compassion Fatigue: An Encouraging Conversation

beyond-compassion-fatigueYou are invited to join us at St. Anthony’s for a conversation about maintaining our humanity and the humanity of those we serve even in the midst of a shredded safety net of basic human services and divided points of view.

Our guest speaker, Barry Zevin, MD of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health has served the residents of the Tenderloin ~ Mid –Market area for more than 25 years.

Wednesday, July 30th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register Online or contact Marie O’Connor 415-592-2727

37th Annual Penny Pitch To Benefit St. Anthony’s

37th-annual-penny-pitchWhen: Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 12pm
Where: MoMo’s Restaurant – 760 2nd Street
Year after year, this team competition brings together a great cast of characters for a common good: to feed hungry San Franciscans. What began back in 1977 as a friendly wager between two watering holes has become a cherished San Francisco tradition and raised over $1 million for St. Anthony Foundation.

Last year, with fantastic support from our sponsors, vendors, and giants in the community, the event raised over $78,000 for St. Anthony’s. Please join us for what promises to be another spectacular afternoon pitching pennies to raise dollars for the poor in San Francisco.

If you would like information on sponsorships or registering a team, please visit or contact Kathryn Murphy, Events Manager, at

12th Annual Buyside Bartenders Fundraiser & Drive

12th-annual-buyside-bartendersPresented By The San Francisco Stock Traders Association

The SFSTA hosted their annual happy hour fundraiser in November. In addition to the funds they raised, they also collected donations of winter jackets, single-sized toiletries and new white crew socks.

Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction

holiday-luncheon-and-silent-auctionThis year marks the 36th Annual Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction to benefit St. Anthony’s hosted by the Waterfront Restaurant.



15,000 people, including women and children, live on the street and in shelters, and thousands more use free food programs to stretch budgets that don’t quite cover food, clothing, medical expenses, and San Francisco rents.

12,000 families and individuals live in rooms without kitchens in San Francisco.

3,000 meals served daily at St. Anthony’s Dining Room. Every year, more people turn to St. Anthony’s for help.

100 years ago, the original St. Anthony’s Dining Room was built to be used as an auto repair shop. While the need increases, the building and equipment get older. Old equipment and an obsolete building design restrict and slow down service.

40% of all the free meals served in San Francisco are served by St. Anthony’s.

1 dining room in San Francisco serves free meals every day of the year--the Dining Room at St. Anthony’s.



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