Welcome to Shelter 2019-2020


Welcome to the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter. We would like to thank the many organizations that have supported and continue to support the Interfaith Winter Shelter.  A tremendous amount of work goes into making this effort a success. On this website you will find information about the many different ways that you can participate in the shelter.

For a brief history of the shelter please view this video produced by Episcopal Community Services.

Please feel free to contact Cynthia Zamboukos at 415-474-1321 or email cynthiaz@sfinterfaithcouncil.org with any comments or concerns.


The Interfaith Winter Shelter is made possible by the work of many.  Special thanks goes to:

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS)
Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

WinterFaith Shelter Walk

The WinterFaith Shelter Walk to benefit the Interfaith Winter Shelter took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  The walk is a great way to involve supporters of all ages! Last year's walk raised close to $17,000. The WinterFaith Shelter Walk 2020 scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. For further information about the walk please visit the link here!


Refrigerator magnets with a useful conversion chart for recipes and certificates of appreciation were distributed at the June 2019 Monthly Breakfast Meeting of the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC) to all participating shelter volunteer organizations.

The Interfaith Winter Shelter season 2019-2020 will commence on Sunday, November 24, 2019 and conclude on Saturday, March 28, 2020. If your congregation/organization is interested in preparing and serving meals at the Interfaith Winter Shelter, you may sign up here.