42 Million Meals Served Since 1950

Today marks a major milestone for St. Anthony’s: 42 million meals served with dignity & respect in our Dining Room. We like to say that the measure of a great city is how it treats its most vulnerable residents. Thank you, San Francisco, for supporting us through 65 years of ‪hope served daily. “St. Anthony’s makes me feel like someone loves me. That someone cares. Out here that’s very hard to find. It’s a family—and I always come home to family.” Check out ABC 7’s coverage...

Saving Change to Change Lives

9-year-old Lucky saved his change for a year to give his grandma a special birthday gift. Knowing she’s a long-time St. Anthony’s supporter, he decided to make a donation to us in her honor. And boy did that change add up. Attached to a handmade card that read “This is for the people with no food or shelter” was a hundred dollar bill. Lucky’s grandma brought him in to present the gift, so we took him him on a tour to see how his money would go to help those in need: food, clothing, counseling, technology training, medical care, housing assistance, and a whole lot more. His mom shared that the next day he was still thinking about his trip to the Tenderloin—that is was so wonderful and impactful for him to see how his gift was going to be used. Happy birthday, Grandma, and a huge thank you to Lucky for saving change to change...

4 Corner Friday

  Tenderloin residents, police officers, and neighborhood nonprofits took to the streets today to encourage healthy, positive activities and promote community on corners infamous for persistent drug dealing. Participants enjoyed free haircuts, coffee & hot chocolate, popcorn, games, voter registration, technology training sign-ups, cute puppies, and good conversation. Cheers to all our incredible neighbors who came out to unite for a safer Tenderloin on this beautiful...

Data Served Daily: Dining Room Survey Results

A new survey of our guests has shown that they are significantly older, more isolated, more frequently homeless, and more likely to be female than in previous years: The proportion of female guests has risen to 26% (from 12% in 2011), the share of seniors has risen to 33% (from 20%), and 46% of guests are homeless (up from 37%). Our new Dining Room was designed to be a safe, clean place where guests can eat, relax and chat with our community. The results suggest we’ve achieved our goal: 97% say our Dining Room is a warm and welcoming environment. This data allows us to understand in more detail what’s happening in our community. We’ll use it to better meet our guests’ needs in the present and adjust our services to plan for the future. Check out the full results...

A Digital Bridge

  San Francisco has never been more connected. But even as public and private Wi-Fi access accelerates throughout the City, The Tenderloin neighborhood remains an island of digital isolation. We’re transforming our area by installing high-capacity public Wi-Fi and secure public charging stations. These will have an immediate and sustained impact on our neighbors’ lives: helping them keep in touch, seek work and make appointments. Access to these things help lift people out of poverty and put them on a path to stability. Most of us take them for granted. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has pledged to match all donations we receive up to $25,000. Will you help us reach our target so we can act decisively to keep our community in touch? Click here to donate...