St. Anthony's Readies to Prepare 4,000 Meals for Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2011, 18:58 ET from St. Anthony Foundation

Mayor Edwin Lee, Police Chief Greg Suhr, & Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White join St. Anthony chefs to carve the last of our 4,800 lbs of Turkey


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 3:30 p.m. newly elected Mayor Edwin Lee, Police Chief Greg Suhr, and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White join St. Anthony Chefs to put the final touches on St. Anthony's 61st Thanksgiving Day meal.  The Mayor, Chiefs, and uniformed members of the San Francisco Police and Fire Department will carve the last of 4,800 pounds of turkey and add the final garnish of whipped cream to our 4,000 pumpkin pies.

@ ST. ANTHONY DINING ROOM/45 JONES Meal service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anthony's opens its doors to any and all San Franciscans.  Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, will join hundreds of volunteers and thousands of guests to enjoy a delicious meal for 4,000.  As St. Anthony's prepares to serve a growing number of needy people, Executive Director Shari Roeseler commented, "These are difficult times.  At St. Anthony's we see increasing numbers of people seeking services from all of our programs. The dining room alone saw a 15% jump in the number of guests in October.  Despite the challenges people of San Francisco are facing, I also see hope on a daily basis as donors, volunteers, and guests come together to celebrate the holiday season."

The MENU for Thanksgiving features:
-4,800 pounds of turkey
-1,250 pounds of mashed potatoes
-1,250 pounds of yams
-1,000 pounds of stuffing
- 457 pounds of cranberry sauce
- 4,000 dinner rolls
- 285 gallons of juice
- and 4,000 individual pumpkin pies.

St. Anthony's 23rd annual curbside donation drive
@ 105 Golden Gate/Jones
FROM:November 19 - 24 (week before Thanksgiving)
December 17th – 24th  (week before Christmas)
Weekends- 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Weekdays- 8 a.m -6 p.m.

To kick off the season of giving, St. Anthony's will launch our 24th annual Curbside Donation Program.  Each year, St. Anthony's relies on the generosity of people all over the Bay Area to donate clean, cared-for warm clothing, canned or dried bulk foods, and monetary donations.  Our donation valets, clad in bright red jackets, will gladly greet donors curbside at St. Anthony's to receive donations.

SOURCE St. Anthony Foundation