Hunger Action Day

St. Anthony’s believes that access to adequate, nutritious and safe food is a fundamental human right. Last week, we rallied the troops and headed to Sacramento to join California Hunger Action Coalition groups from across the state and make our voices heard. Our guests, volunteers & staff sat down with lawmakers to share stories about how proposed anti-hunger legislation would effect their lives. Addressing a fired-up crowd on the steps of the Capitol, State Senator Mark Leno, Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano & Phil Ting, and our very own Advocacy Coordinator Colleen Rivecca spoke about food insecurity in California communities. Thank you to everyone who made the trip with us and helped to provide a voice for San Franciscans in need. View photos from Hunger Action...

The People’s Dance Floor

Long-time St. Anthony’s volunteer Tweety turned the steps of the State Capitol into The People’s Dance Floor at last week’s Hunger Action Day rally in Sacramento. Click here to watch her bust a move....

Bike-By Sock Drive for Feet on the Street

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition & St. Anthony’s “Paired Up” for a Bike-By Sock Drive last week. In less than two hours, we collected nearly 500 pairs of socks, along with cash donations to buy even more. Bikers & walkers shot their socks through our tire hoop as they passed to loud cheers from the crowd. Bare feet on the street can lead to major infections down the road. Clean, warm socks are cheap preventative medicine for those who need it most. Cheers to all our friends and neighbors who stopped by and supported our guests today, and to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for setting up this awesome event! Click here to check out...

Together, We’re Giant

Last Friday, the San Francisco Giants honored four volunteers who have made an extraordinary commitment to St. Anthony’s. Noel Turner & Elena Anaya of our Dining Room, Heather Knox-Sloan of our Clothing Program, and Manu Seif of our Tech Lab stepped up to the plate before the game as the announcer introduced them to the crowd. Together, these volunteers have donated over 35 years of their time to St. Anthony’s, serving meals, clothing families, and bridging the digital divide for low-income & homeless San Franciscans. The people of this community have been going to bat for St. Anthony’s for over 60 years. Each time a new volunteer walks through our doors to serve a meal or help a guest find a warm coat, we’re reminded that the people of San Francisco are in it together, and together, we’re giant. Check out photos from the game...

Smiling Sisters

Take a stroll through the Tenderloin and you might bump into smiling Sisters Kathleen & Lucia. Their mission? “We try to make life a little better by giving the gift of friendliness & respect. We work with others to make life a little more livable.” Tuesdays & Fridays, you can find them in our Dining Room, chatting with our guests and helping connect them with critical programs & services they may need. Every Wednesday, they pack up a cart with fresh coffee & donuts and head to single-room-occupancy hotels in the neighborhood, inviting residents out for conversation and a little love & care from new friends. “We are honored to be part of service to others—we feel privileged to hear people’s life stories, so often filled with loneliness and poverty.” Thank you, Kathleen & Lucia, for sharing your warmth & compassion in the...