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St. Anthony’s Will Serve 2,000 Meals this Thanksgiving in the Heart of the Tenderloin


Media Contact:
Sally Haims | Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
(415) 254-5884 | SHaims@stanthonysf.org

Kitchen staff has prepared 3,300 pounds of turkey, 700 pounds of potatoes, and nearly 1,800 pounds of blueberry crumble.

WHAT: For more than 70 years, St. Anthony’s has provided a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day to those in need. This year, St. Anthony’s expects to serve hundreds of guests with the support of 80 volunteers who will bus tables, serve meals, and most importantly offer community and connection with guests.

To serve this many people, St. Anthony’s kitchen staff has prepared 3,300 pounds of turkey, 700 pounds of potatoes, nearly 1,800 pounds of blueberry crumble, 120 gallons of gravy, and 200 portions of vegetarian options.

WHO: St. Anthony Foundation’s team members, guests, volunteers

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. Lunch service from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for coffee and pastries)

WHERE: St. Anthony Foundation Dining Room, 121 Golden Gate Ave. near Jones Street, First Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102

WHY: As an organization inspired by 800-plus-year Franciscan values, St. Anthony’s believes that on Thanksgiving, and every day, we’re called to serve those most in need with the dignity and respect that each person deserves. St. Anthony’s is more than a dining room and has provided community, hope, stability, and renewal for those in need for more than seven decades. The St. Anthony’s dining room can serve as a bridge to additional integrated, life-changing services, including medical care, addiction recovery, companionship or peer support, job training, job opportunities, and more.

“The need is great all year round. Our dining room is a warm, welcoming community where everyone is invited to join us — on Thanksgiving and every other day of the year,” said St. Anthony’s Interim CEO Bryan Young. “Thanksgiving is all about family, and for many folks in the Tenderloin, St. Anthony’s means family. With the support of our incredible volunteers, we look forward to sharing the joys of the season with our guests.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Sally Haims, 415-254-5884


Photo Ops & Interviews

  • St. Anthony’s dining room (We deeply respect the privacy of our guests and ask that you do not film or photograph their faces.)
  • 80 volunteers serving 2,000 meals to guests
  • Interview Opportunities
    • Leaders from St. Anthony’s including Bryan Young, Interim CEO

How to Help this Holiday Season

  • St. Anthony’s experiences a shortage of volunteers immediately after Christmas and during January and February.
  • The public is invited to make a difference by signing up online for a volunteer shift in the Dining Room or Free Clothing Program at stanthonysf.org.
  • To donate, visit stanthonysf.org.

About St. Anthony Foundation

In the Tenderloin’s struggle with poverty, addiction, and mental illness, St. Anthony Foundation has been a beacon of consistency, companionship, and caring for more than 70 years. We provide our guests with a range of services—from a place to rest or take a shower, clothing, and addiction recovery, to meals, medical care, and workforce development. At St. Anthony’s, we take a different approach, one that delivers meaningful results — Hope. Stability. Renewal.


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