St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room is the largest “soup-kitchen” between San Francisco and San Jose and the only organization that provides food daily throughout the year. The Dining Room’s provides warm, nutritious meals in a social and friendly atmosphere to alleviate hunger and malnutrition. We serve all without regard to age, sex, race, religious beliefs, national origin, or disabilities.
We serve an average of 500 meals a day. Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest days of the year for the Padua Dining Room when our patronage typically doubles. We serve approximately 1,000 meals on each holiday.
In addition, we provide hot meals daily to local organizations: Clara-Mateo Shelter, Maple Street Shelter, and the Sequoia Children’s Center – organizations which rely on the Padua Dining Room to supply their clients with much-needed healthy meals. On Sundays, we provide a bag lunches through for SOS (Sandwiches on Sunday) at the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2500 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. We also provide lunches to the preschool program at Garfield School and St. Vincent de Paul Society of East Palo Alto.
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