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St. Mary's Dining Room responds to poverty in San Joaquin County be feeding the hungry, caring for health issues and restoring human dignity to over 700 individuals each day. We rely on the help of volunteers like YOU to help serve our community!
St. Mary’s Dining Room provides the following caring services to our community’s homeless and working poor individuals and families. Our ability to provide this care is made possible through the generosity of our community. It is because of their financial support, their gift of time through volunteerism and their donation of in-kind supplies and materials that we are able to provide hope and dignity to the many men, women and children that visit our campus each day.
Our DINING ROOM is open 7 days a week. Each morning we serve a hot breakfast, followed by a hot nutritious lunch and dinner. Meals are prepared and served by a small staff with a crew of community volunteers.
Our CLOTHING & HYGIENE CENTER provides access to hot showers, hygiene products, haircuts and seasonal clothing to our clients.
Our MEDICAL CLINIC treats those who are uninsured. Eye exams are also performed and prescription glasses are provided. Health Classes, including Diabetes Education classes, are provided in both English and Spanish.
Our DENTAL CLINIC treats those who are uninsured. Volunteer professionals, including dentists and hygienists provide needed dental care and education to our clients.
Our SOCIAL SERVICES center allows staff and volunteers to provide case management for clients by assisting with completing applications and forms for various benefit programs. Clients are provided with advocacy and referrals for securing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and employment opportunities.