WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW, MORE THAN EVER.
The St. Francis Breadline is continuing to impact the lives of so many in need during these unprecedented times. All the friars and our volunteers are taking the proper precautions to remain safe while still providing a small bag of food for those who come to us in need.
This summer, when the heat and humidity of the sidewalk is brutal, and an ice-cold drink would mean so much to those in need. The St. Francis Breadline continues to operate every morning at 7:00 am despite the pandemic. We are feeding over 250 people on a daily basis outside of our church in Midtown Manhattan. Any gift you can make during this pandemic will make a huge difference as we continue to serve the hundreds of homeless women and men who journey down the sidewalk to receive a simple meal. Many others are former service workers and people who have lost their jobs due to the far-reaching effects of the virus. Remember that your kindness and your gift can help the St. Francis Breadline provide a sandwich, a piece of cake and a cool drink to women, men and families that wait on line in the heat to receive it.
What if your life depended on a diet of sliced cheese, deli meat and white bread? For many people who walk our breadline, that is the reality. For just $5.00 you can give a meal and provide a man or woman in need with what might be their only food of the day.
Imagine not having access to fresh food. For many people who walk our breadline, that is the reality. For just $45.00 you can give a meal and provide a man or woman in need with a bag of groceries.
Help us continue the work we’ve been doing on the St. Francis Breadline for over 86 years: feeding the hungry and showing mercy to all we meet in the spirit of St. Francis. We would not be able to bring the light of Christ to so many without your care and financial support.
A cup of cold water may contain a sea of warm love.
For most of us, a cup of cold water is no big deal. If we’re thirsty, we go to the faucet and fill a glass with water. If we want it cold, we get some ice from the freezer. It’s not much to most of us. We don’t even think about it. It’s no big deal. But for many of our homeless children, women and men, a cold glass of water on a blistering hot day is a rare treat.
With your constant generosity and care to St. Francis Breadline, and our homeless, you can help us offer them a cool drink and a sandwich, sometimes their only meal of the day. Please help us to continue bringing some comfort and cool refreshment to those whose home is a hot sidewalk and a hard concrete bed. Your gift can help us make the simplest gesture – a cool drink on a blistering day – seems like the greatest gift anyone can give. Thank you for your summer gift of refreshing generosity and care.