Interfaith Shelter
Rita Semel Endowment Fund
P.O. Box 29055
San Francisco, CA
Mobile: 415.425.9631
Office: 415.474.1321

All are welcome!  Bring a friend!


Thursday, J
une 12, 2014
8:00 am - 9:30 am
St. Mark's Lutheran Church Heritage Hall
(1111 O'Farrell St. at Franklin, San Francisco)

Please do not park in the St. Mark's lot as those
spaces are rented to others.  Parking is available
across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Maria Trefren, Waste Zero Specialist
Rev. Anthony Jenkins
Temple United Methodist Church

Karen Gruneisen
Associate Director, Episcopal Community Services
Teri Olle
Associate Director, Policy & Advocacy

SF-Marin Food Bank
Members, Food Security Task Force

The Food Security Task Force (FSTF) was established in 2005 by the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors and charged with the responsibility of
creating a city-wide plan for addressing food security. The group tracks
vital data regarding hunger and food security in San Francisco, including
the utilization and demand for federal food programs, community based
organizations' meal programs and programs targeting particular
populations. The FSTF educates the public about the role of food security
in public health and community development, and advocates for policies
and programs that improve food security. Current members of the FSTF
include community based organizations and government agencies
addressing hunger in San Francisco.

2013-2014 Interfaith Winter Shelter
Recognition Observance

  • Congregation Host Sites and Meal Providers
  • Episcopal Community Services
  • San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • San Francisco Night Ministry

In 1988, the City of San Francisco pleaded for more involvement from
religious organizations to help with the growing problem of homelessness.  
The faith community responded and in doing so created the San
Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC).  For a quarter of a century the SFIC
has hosted the SF Interfaith Winter Shelter.  Our partners in this signature
program are Episcopal Community Services, the San Francisco Human
Services Agency, San Francisco Night Ministry, four congregation host
sites and over 30 congregations providing meals.  This collaborative effort
has worked to augment existing shelter opportunities during the coldest
months of the year (November through February).  The SF Interfaith
Winter Shelter provides dinner, breakfast, and a safe, warm overnight rest
for up to 110 homeless men each night.  The shelter has become a
leading example of interfaith cooperation within the United States and has
intentionally encouraged and challenged our growing network of local
congregations to open their spaces and their hearts.