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volunteer with St Francis Inn

The St. Francis Inn is a Franciscan, Eucharistic community called to minister with the poor and homeless of Philadelphia. They have been serving meals to the neediest individuals and families in Philadelphia since 1979. A breakfast of hot or cold cereal or pastries is served three days a week, while they serve a sit-down meal in their dining room every day. They now serve over 350 meals a day with dignity and respect. Their serve their meals restaurant-style;  guests don't walk through a line to get their food, compassionate volunteers serve them at their tables. In addition to the dine-in meals, we also provide food baskets for families and home-bound seniors monthly. 

Volunteers will help to set up, serve the meal and break down for dinner service. Dinner typically feeds 300 guests. If you sign up, you must arrive at 4pm and be able to stay until approximately 6:30pm.


• Please arrive at 4pm. Should be done by 6:30pm.

• Wear a t-shirt, jeans or similar, and sneakers.

• Loose clothing, nothing tight fitting/spandex. No tank tops or crop tops. No shorts.

• No open toe shoes or sandals/flip flops.

• Not sure if there are lockers for volunteers to use.

There is some side street parking is available on Hagert St. Or you can walk from the  York/Dauphin stop on the Market-Frankford EL line.

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  • christina

    Thanks Steve for attending, it was nice working with you today.

    September 12, 2013

  • Valerie

    I can go but would have to leave by 6:15 for a 7:00 commitment. I will definitely go next time.

    September 9, 2013

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