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St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room
Padua Dining Room

We provide hot, nutritious meals, 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  
We charge no fees, ask no questions, and turn no one away.  
We receive all in a spirit of hospitality.

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Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting new volunteers. Please check back for updates.

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Hours of Operation

Hot Meals

Monday thru Saturday

11 AM - 1 PM

Clothing

Women & Children

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

10 - 11 AM

Men

1st & 3rd
Thursdays

10 - 11 AM

Public Nurse

Currently not available while
onsite dining is temporarily
suspended

History

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room first opened its doors in September of 1974 to serve the low-income elderly with a weekend meal supplement in a social and friendly atmosphere.

At first, the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference organized a soup and sandwich lunch for a few seniors. Within four months, the number of diners turned into hundreds and the effort quickly grew into a daily operation. The Pastor stepped in to name a cook-coordinator who expanded the menu to an entrée, vegetable, salad and dessert.

Continuous growth advanced the evolution of the Dining Room’s infrastructure. A volunteer Board was established, non-profit status was verified, employees were certified in food service, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors gave its recognition, and all the facets of the Dining Room operation were professionalized.
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