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Upcoming Events

Fogust: St. Anthony’s Has You Covered

Fogust St. Anthony's Has You Covered Blog

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
11:00am – 4:00pm
Mission Rock Resort ~ 817 Terry Francois St, San Francisco

You’re invited to join St. Anthony’s brand-new Young Professionals Council at Fogust, a celebration and exploration of all the feelings that unite us as San Franciscans.

Test your knowledge of San Francisco social justice issues in a pub quiz, grab a drink, take pictures in our photo booth, and write a first-day-of-school note to a child who will receive a backpack and school supplies at St. Anthony’s Back to School event — all while soaking in the amazing Mission Rock view.

The event is pay what you like! Any ticket option will get you in and includes one beer and tote bag.

Come out and meet others interested in the ways their community is changing, while getting to know an organization passionate about making San Francisco a place where all people can flourish.

Eventbrite - Fogust: St. Anthony's Has You CoveredThank you to our generous hosts at Mission Rock Resort who will be offering our guests an optional $20 brunch buffet. See you there!

St. Anthony’s Social Justice Cinema

LMTL Film StripLove Me Tenderloin

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 PM
St. Boniface Theatre ~ 133 Golden Gate Ave

The Tenderloin has long been known as the “heart” of San Francisco. It is the last refuge for elderly, disabled and low-income working people striving to stay in the city. Love Me Tenderloin shows the everyday life of four inhabitants living in the Tenderloin: Bridchette, Arnold, Woody and Indian Joe.

                                       RSVP here. Light snacks provided.

All You Can’t Eat: The Tenderloin Lunch Experience

ThurAll You Can't Eat Logosday, July 29, 2015
St. Anthony Foundation ~ 150 Golden Gate Avenue, SF

San Francisco is known as a culinary capital. At the same time 28% of San Franciscans suffer food insecurity. This is the reality for most residents of the Tenderloin.

You are invited to St. Anthony’s Tenderloin Lunch Experience! You will walk in the shoes of a Tenderloin resident by purchasing your lunch on a food stamp budget ($4 max), then return to St. Anthony’s to eat your lunch and talk about your shopping experience, and learn more about food insecurity in San Francisco and how you help.      Register Here

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.


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, this year’s event raised nearly $80,000 for St. Anthony’s. Emceed by KNBR’s dynamic duo “Murph and Mac,” 36 teams vied for the coveted Penny Pitch trophy, with Media All Stars out-pitching all of the competitors to take home this year’s trophy.

Many thanks to Janet and Pete Osborne and the 38th Annual Penny Pitch Host Committee for hosting this lively event. We hope to see you again next year!


Serving Hope: A Benefit for St. Anthony’s

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

Thank you for joining us under the mesmerizing dome of San Francisco’s City Hall for the inaugural Serving Hope: A Benefit for St. Anthony’s. The evening was emceed by the Voice of the Giants Renel Brooks-Moon, and featured the presentation of the Fr. Alfred Boeddeker Award to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. With Franco Finn, Announcer for the Golden State Warriors serving as the auctioneer for the night, the event was an overwhelming success earning nearly $477,000 in support of St. Anthony’s Job Training Program. This overwhelming support shows the community-at-large’s commitment to provide vital services to San Franciscans living in poverty.

For the men we serve, addictions often resulted in homelessness and institutionalization, since childhood. Recovery, job training, counseling, health services and mental healthcare provide them with comprehensive care. Last year, 77% of our residents found a job. For many men this may be their first opportunity for recovery and a chance for a full and productive life. As they work in the Dining Room, they regain purpose in life through service to others. Their journey is inspiring and truly offers hope to others still struggling with the same terrible disease.

Many thanks to our sponsors and donors for their support of the inaugural Serving Hope. We hope to see you again next year!

To view photos of the event, please click here.

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!

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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