St. Francis Catholic Worker Community
Summer, 2023 -- Summer supplies needed for our guests; drop by St Francis House to donate:
--light weight blankets
--anti itch cream for poison ivy, bug bites and sunburns
Read all the latest in our current newsletter
Oct 17, 2021 - Winter Weather Gear Needed:
As we and our guests prepare for the winter, people who visit our house need:
-Anything someone would want out in the cold
COVID-19 Sept 17, 2021 Update:
For anyone seeking our services, we are still opening at 7PM every night and serving dinner. Unvaccinated guest can get to-go meals and other supplies at the door. Vaccinated guests may enter the house and use the facilities. Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn by all guests inside and outside on the property at all times except when eating or when using the restroom.
What We Do
We are a community doing its best to practice the works of mercy. (See left)
The Columbia Catholic Workers currently operate two houses of hospitality--St. Francis House for men and Lois Bryant House for women.
We and our amazing volunteers have also operated Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen for over 30 years - currently at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
We operate and depend on donations of all kinds. The community of Columbia is what makes this house work! Although some Catholic Workers donate part of their salary, we could not provide the hospitality we do without your help.
Welcome to Our Home!
Some of the Hospitality We Provide Year-Round
Breakfast and Dinner Every Day
Shelter for People Without a Home
Washing Machines and Dryers
Blankets and Clothing
Basic Over-the-Counter Medicine
A Place Off the Streets to Rest
Lunch on Sundays
Hours of Operation (COVID Policy 9-17-2021)
Monday-Friday: 7:00AM-8:30AM *7:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM-9:30AM *7:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM-2:00PM *7:00PM-9:00PM
*We open at 6:30PM instead of 7:00PM when Daylight Savings Ends
*We open everyday, but hours change for holidays
Dinner Served at 7PM. On Thursdays, food services stop at 8PM.
Breakfast served at 7AM.
Hours of Operation (Loaves and Fishes)
*Everyday: Dinner served at 5:00PM
*Does not operate on Christmas or other certain holidays. On those days the evening meal is served at St. Francis House.
Seconds are served at 5:30, so please arrive before then if you need food.
Food and Other Goods:
Stop by anytime between 7:00AM and 9:30PM, and we can assist you in dropping off food and other goods such as:
Bedding and Blankets
Small-Medium Amounts of Clothing
Anything a normal house could use!
If unsure, please call the number below for the Men's House and we can let you know if we can use it.
We accept donations by check, cash and PayPal.
For checks and PayPal depending on which operation you would like to support, pay to the order of "St. Francis House" or "Loaves and Fishes" and mail it to:
St. Francis House
901 Rangeline St,
Columbia, MO 65201