Events | “St. Anthony’s is a community, overflowing with people, but also love, compassion, kindness, optimism, hope, and beauty.”

Upcoming Events

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

St. Anthony’s Social Justice Cinema

Film Image  The House I Live In

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
4:00 pm – 7:30 PM
150 Golden Gate Ave
Doors open at 4:00 pm, Film starts at 4:30 pm, Discussion at 6:45 pm

The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.

RSVP here. Light snacks provided.

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 30, 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, talk about your shopping experience, and learn more about food insecurity in San Francisco and how you can help. Register Here

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.


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.



St. Anthony Foundation | 150 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 |