Looking back through the data of the past few years it is pretty apparent that the need for St. Anthony Foundation’s services has dramatically increased. Not only that, but the cost to provide these services has also gone up as the price for food and other commodities has increased and availability has decreased.
In the Dining Room there has been a 20% across the board increase in food cost, with some foods as much as 40% more expensive, as staple foods become more expensive.
As more and more entry-level jobs require computer skills we are seeing an influx of new clients in the Employment Program and Technology Lab. Our multi-lab program at 150 Golden Gate and partnership with San Francisco Network Ministries has allowed us to absorb this high demand in a brand new facility.
The Social Work Center has responded to a dramatically increased need for basic services, such as food, accessing benefits, and navigating social services for those who are for the first time needing the extra help.