St. Francis Catholic Worker Community

Summer, 2023   -- Summer supplies needed for our guests; drop by St Francis House to donate:


--lip balm

--bug spray


--light weight blankets


--anti itch cream for poison ivy, bug bites and sunburns

--bottled water

June 2023:

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:

-Sleeping bags
-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

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:

If unsure, please call the number below for the Men's House and we can let you know if we can use it.

Monetary Donations:

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

Contact Us!

Men House: 573-875-4913

Women's House: *Please call the men's house for now!