We opened our doors in inner-city Philadelphia in 1979 and have served a meal every day since then. Our meals are unique because we serve our guests restaurant-style; they don’t walk through a line to get their food, our compassionate volunteers and friars serve them at their tables.
We now serve over 350 meals each day to families, young children, the homeless and those struggling to find nourishment or a place to rest their weary legs. Only with the help and support of benefactors like you, are we able to serve our guests every day with a warm, nourishing meals in a caring and respectful setting.
Each month, 300 to 400 changes of clothing are given to the guests of St. Francis Inn. Through our voucher program, guests are allowed a shirt, pants, underwear and socks. Additionally guests can request any other items such as a coat, shoes, housewares and belts.
Thea’s is a day center in Kensington, Philadelphia open four days a week which provides a safe and secure place for women. It seeks to be a supportive caring presence among the poor, offering a place where the marginalized can experience a sense of acceptance and belonging.
In October 2016, an affordable housing facility for seniors called St. Francis Villa opened a block away from St. Francis Inn soup kitchen in Kensington, Philadelphia. The 40-apartment facility welcomed 43 residents, many who are elderly and in desperate need of affordable housing.