Celebrate the holidays with St. Anthony’s

Good news! Phone lines to sign up for our special Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day volunteer shifts open as of Sunday, October 15th. To sign-up for a holiday shift call 415-592-2829. Due to the popularity of this service, volunteer shifts fill up very quickly. However, we have many other volunteer opportunities this holiday season. Please see all available holiday volunteer shifts here. Thanksgiving Day Shifts: 8:00 am– 12:30 pm and 11:00 am – 2:45 pm Christmas Day Shifts: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm and 11:00 am – 2:45 pm We are looking forward to celebrating the holiday season with...

Compassion, dignity, and respect ❤

During the Northern California wildfires, St. Anthony’s opened a temporary overnight refuge to help shelter our homeless neighbors from poor air quality. There were many emotions expressed by guests, volunteers, and staff as we watched our community go through great deals of hardship. One of our staff, Madeira, touched on her experience working at St. Anthony’s in this state of emergency. “I just passed my year anniversary of working at St. Anthony’s. I’ve had highs and lows but today I was truly reminded as to why I chose to work here. As the wildfires have continued to spread, and the smoke has continued to build up in the city, our guests are struggling at an all-time high. The air quality is worsening and most of our guests—quite literally—cannot escape it. Because of this, we have opened our doors an hour before our meal service starts so our guests don’t have to wait outside but can come in to the Dining Room where there is clean, filtered air. Schools are now closing for the safety and health of their students in Northern California. This is affecting St. Anthony’s seeing as now we no longer have large groups of students coming with their schools to volunteer in our Dining Room (when on average we need between 50-60 volunteers). Our volunteer numbers are at an all-time low and we are doing everything we can in order to run our Dining Room Service each and every day. Even though all of this has been happening, the thing that amazes me most is that our team of volunteers and staff, working together, is willing...

ABC Visits During Fleet Week

During San Francisco’s Fleet Week, over 30 Marine and Navy personnel visited St. Anthony’s to serve meals in our Dining Room and sort clothes in our Clothing Program. ABC stopped by to take part in the action, chat with our volunteers, and learn about the importance of serving our community members in need. Watch a short clip from the day below.     Interested in learning more about Fleet Week at St. Anthony’s? Read our article ‘Fleet Week’s Day of...

Fleet Week’s Day of Service

It’s officially San Francisco’s Fleet Week! This year, St. Anthony’s was fortunate to host over 30 Marine and Navy personnel from the U.S. and Canada. Fleet Week’s day of service began with our Justice Education (JE) talk, which highlights the Tenderloin neighborhood as well as homeless and low income populations that St. Anthony’s serves. After orientation, our Fleet Week volunteers made their way to the Dining Room and Free Clothing Program to begin their shifts. As service began, our volunteers got right to helping out by getting meals ready, delivering trays, and bussing tables. Through the shift, it was apparent that volunteers were doing much more than serving meals and sorting clothing—they were spending time with our guests and becoming part of our community. Volunteers and guests smiled, shared stories, and enjoyed each other’s company—all in all, it was a great way to celebrate Fleet Week and connect with our global community. Interested in learning more about St. Anthony’s? Watch a short clip about our Dining Room, which serves 2,400 meals every day of the...

St. Anthony’s 67th Birthday! 🎂

Today marks St. Anthony’s 67th birthday! Founded in 1950 by Franciscan friar, Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, St. Anthony’s has been providing essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty. Every day, with dignity and respect, we offer thousands of the most vulnerable among us the basics we all need to feel human: a hot meal, fresh clothing, an opportunity to connect with the world. Watch a short clip about Fr. Alfred below. Interested in learning more about St. Anthony’s? Check out a video on our iconic Dining Room or sign up for a volunteer...