Dinner with Grace

Dinner with Grace is a collaborative ministry of Grace Cathedral, Episcopal Community Services and the formerly homeless living in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Dinner with Grace – through the preparation and sharing of a healthy meal – builds community, engenders empathy, ends isolation and combats loneliness for individuals transitioning out of homelessness and volunteers.


The mission of Dinner with Grace is simple yet transformative: bringing diverse people together to discover their common humanity, feeding hungry bodies and souls.

We cook dinner at the cathedral and alternate serving dinner at two locations: the Mentone Hotel at 387 Ellis St and the Crosby Hotel at 516 O’Farrell St., both located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, within a mile of the cathedral.

We usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday/Wednesdays of each month with the exception of months with five Wednesdays, in which we then meet on the 3rd and 5th Tuesday/Wednesdays. Contact Nicole Stahl for more information.

Check out this great feature from KQED’s California Report around Thanksgiving 2013: Dinner with Grace.

Open Positions

Transport meals from the cathedral on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. for approximately an hour. We need help on Wednesdays, September 27, October 11 and 25 and November 15 and 29. To volunteer, email dinnerwithgrace@gracecathedral.org.

Chefs: Cook the meals alone or with a group. We need help on Tuesdays, October 24, November 28, December 12 and 19. Please think about leading, offering to sous-chef, or splitting up the meal-making tasks with another person.

Contact Information

Telephone: 415-749-6391

Email: dinnerwithgrace@gracecathedral.org

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