St. Francis
For it is in giving that we receive.
St. Francis of Assisi

 

Human Race Success

Service to the Poor and Homeless of Santa Cruz

Hunger is a daily challenge for the homeless and needy in Santa Cruz. The St. Francis Catholic Kitchen and Jesus, Mary and Joseph Home feed and care for the poorest in our community. A hearty daily lunch is served at the "Kitchen" with special care to serve our guests with kindness. Jesus, Mary and Joseph Home (JMJ) is a facility in Santa Cruz that provides shelter for women and children in need. These two programs are the focus of our mission: to serve the poor..

People of all faiths come to serve and be served at the Kitchen--the only place in Santa Cruz that serves a midday meal.

For over 25 years our organization has served Santa Cruz with the help of our dedicated volunteer workers and donors.

The Kitchen follows the 1,000 year old tradition of the Benedictine Order-- when someone knocks at your door, you should treat them as if Christ were standing there.

St. Francis Catholic Kitchen is a tax-deductible 501(C) (3) non-profit.

Want to help? Call us at 831-459-6712 .