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St. Francis Soup Kitchen

St Francis of Assisi
"We must acknowledge the dignity of the poor, respect them, esteem them, love them, serve them."
-Saint Teresa of Kolkata


On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month beginning at 7:00 am fifty men's and fifteen women's clothes closet tickets are distributed to guests. From 8:00 am to 9:45 am tickets are presented to clothes closet volunteers and guests are given miscellaneous items and a change of clothing for the week.


At 7:00 am Saturday a small breakfast is served to dozens of people, many of whom have spent the night outside our facility.

Starting at 10:00 am guests are invited into our dining room for lunch where they are seated and served by our volunteers. A typical meal includes a salad, side item, main course, dessert and coffee. We also hand out over hundreds of loaves of bread, rolls, bagels and a variety of other baked goods. When available, we give away reading glasses and used paperback books.

Each Saturday starting at 10:00 am we are able to provide more than 100 bags of canned goods filled with a dozen cans or so in each bag, on a first come, first serve basis to those people who request them. The canned goods are provided through a U.S.D.A./T.F.A.P. Commodities Food program managed by Farm Share. Volunteers from the St. Francis Soup Kitchen coordinate the canned goods pick up, and redistribution. We have our guests complete the paperwork necessary for them to obtain the food.