The Dining Room provides three basic core services:  food, clothing distribution and a health program.  In addition it has been designated as a disaster relief center in San Mateo County. The Dining Room also hosts other events and programs throughout the year such as a toy distribution during the Christmas season.

Our patrons include working and non-working low income families, elderly, homeless, and newcomers to the area.  Many are working productive members of our community whose wages are insufficient to cover the high cost of living in the Bay Area, especially when supporting a family.  The meals and services provided by the Dining Room help defray these costs.


Hot Meal Program
The Dining Room helps to answer the needs of its local community by providing, hot, nourishing meals Monday to Saturday year-round to all who come seeking a meal and a safe place to eat. On holidays – Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, our guests nearly double, rising to as much as 600. Between 11am and 1pm, guests are provided with a well-balance lunch that is served by volunteers. A typical meal includes salad, a main course like stew or pasta, rice or chili beans, bread, vegetables, milk, juice, coffee and a pastry or fruit dessert.

The Dining Room provides surplus basic foodstuffs, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as bread products to patrons. This service allows our Guests to transport and prepare fresh meals at home. Items vary daily but typically include a mix of bread, pastries, canned and packaged goods, as well as varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Clothing Distribution

The Clothing Distribution Center provides free infant and children’s-wear, men and women’s clothing, shoes, blankets and sleeping bags (as available) for approximately 1,000 patrons per month.

The Center is open on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 10am to 11am for women and children, and the 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 10 to 11:00am for men. Clothing is available anytime on an emergency basis.

Donations of clothing and shoes for adults, children, and infants are always needed. Please contact the Dining Room before dropping off a donation.
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