Hot Meals and Human Connection
In San Francisco, one in five adults lacks the resources to provide food for themselves or their families. In the Tenderloin district, that number is as high as one in two. We help address food insecurity by serving over 1,000 guests each day. We take pride in the quality of our meals, ensuring that they are not only nutritious, but delicious too!
The Dining Room also hosts a weekly “Farmers Market.” This food distribution program provides groceries to hundreds of low-income Tenderloin residents and seniors.
Our Dining Room has always served more than a meal, functioning as a vital cultural space, where everyone is invited to come together in community. Our team provides valuable bridges to stability for our guests by connecting them to other services at St. Anthony’s and beyond. We also offer meaningful community-building activities after hours.
I was drawn to St. Anthony’s because out of anywhere I’d go, this is the place where I’d feel the most respected and cared for. It wasn’t just the food; it was being seen. You’d come here and feel like a real person.
Aundre, Former Guest
We rely on volunteers to make our Dining Room possible. We welcome individual volunteers, student, church, and corporate groups daily to prepare and serve food, and staff the Farmers Market.
of San Franciscans are affected by food insecurity
meals served daily
meals served since 1950