The New St. Anthony’s Dining Room is rising on the corner of Golden Gate and Jones. Often when we talk about this amazing building going up, we focus on how our generous donors are making it happen, and they are.
But to be true to our Franciscan roots, we must also honor the actual workers who are building the forms and pouring the concrete. We did just that last week when we served lunch to all the workers on the site. That’s what we do—we serve meals to thousands of people every day. So we carried trays of food to the 40 workers who sat at tables temporarily set up on the newly poured floor of what will be the future Dining Room. We thanked them for their work and prayed for their safety.
Barry Stenger is the Executive Director of St. Anthony Foundation