During the Holiday Season many company groups, service organizations, clubs, and neighborhood groups wish to give back to the community and to help our less fortunate neighbors. St. Anthony’s Dining Room has limited numbers of positions available for serving at the Holiday meals of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. These need to be scheduled the morning of the first day of the month of the Holiday, e.g., November 1 for Thanksgiving Day.
For other days during the season, Groups may schedule a day of service, Monday through Friday by calling the Dining Room or e mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving the hot meal isn’t the only way people can be of service.
We distribute Holiday food bags at Thanksgiving and Christmas. These food bags are a complete meal for a family of 2 to 4, and are supplemented by the fresh vegetables and fruit we have available on that day. We have prepared a list of items from Costco that we can use for volunteer groups to assemble up to 700 complete meal dinner bags for each holiday.
We can always use frozen turkeys. A Turkey Drive among your members is another way to contribute, without having to schedule a morning to be on-site at St. Anthony’s Dining Room. We can pick up on a prearranged day for large Turkey Drives.
New socks and gently used warm outer wear are always needed by our guests at this time of the year. Organizing and conducting a sock drive or warm coat drive among your membership, then bringing the results here and having lunch with our guests is a nice alternate.
Each year we collaborate with the Menlo Park Fire District and other Fire Fighters for our Christmas Toy give-away program. We need new, unwrapped toys for babies to preteens for the 2,000 or so families we assist. The Fire Fighters put out and pick up collection containers for this toy drive, at the Fire Stations and groups can arrange for pick-up of large collections of their assembled toys by calling the Dining Room 650-365-9665 or you may drop them off here at the Dining Room between 8am and 4pm Monday through Saturday.
These are just some of the ways groups may contribute to St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room and participate in the Holiday Spirit of helping the less fortunate.
We also find that money donations directly to St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room give us the flexibility to supplement in-kind donations so we can be of maximum service.
Holiday Dinner Bag Needs : For Assembling 700 Holiday Bags
|Description||COSTCO ITEM #||Package Amt||Price|
|Staples: 20 each needed|
|Rice, long grain||50 lb bags|
|Pinto Beans||50 lb bags|
|Canned Meat: 700 needed|
|Chicken, white meat, 12 oz||51070||6||10.99|
|Roast Beef, 12 oz||458184||4||11.99|
1400 Needed,2 per bag
|Cut Green Beans||512691||12||7.99|
|Canned Sweet Peas||192266||8||5.59|
1400 needed, 2 per bag
|Lite Fruit Cup||845825||24||8.89|
(plan on 4 individual
servings per bag)
Our Needs List for the Holiday Season (updated yearly)
Our Needs List Throughout the Year
Food items: For the 600 meals a day we prepare, we need large quantities of single items. Institutional packaging is most desirable.
|Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
(Case or bulk amounts)
|onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, summer squash, apples, lemons, oranges|
This may best be accomplished by making a Cash Donation to our Vegetable Account at Sigona’s Market, 2345 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, (650) 368-6992.
Cash Donations are always appreciated.
- Unwrapped New Toys for children aged 2-14 years; Christmas Candies.
FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND BABY EQUIPMENT ARE DISCOURAGED
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. Federal Tax I.D. number: 94-3151091. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.
For more info, please call Max Torres, Manager of Operations at (650) 365-966,