Winter Interfaith Shelter


The Winter Interfaith Shelter is sponsored by the San Francisco Interfaith Council and run by Episcopal Community Services. The Interfaith Shelter provides dinner, breakfast and a dry place to sleep for 60-100 homeless men during the coldest and wettest time of the year. Grace Cathedral cooperates with many other congregations in San Francisco in this important endeavor.

Where is it?

The location where we cook and serve varies each year, but it is always in San Francisco.

When is it?

The Shelter will be open through March 2018. Volunteers are needed on Sunday, January 14 and Saturday, February 3.

How do I get involved?

Register below. Contact the Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell by email or phone: 415-749-6391, with questions. Every donation counts and together we can make a difference for the homeless on our streets.

What time commitment is expected?

You can sign up for a single or several evenings. There are two shifts available for each date. The (family-friendly) first shift will meet in Grace Cathedral’s Chapter House kitchen from 4 pm to 6 pm for food preparation. The (18 and up please) second shift will meet at an offsite location, denoted on the online volunteer registration form.

Are you a great cook?

Have you cooked for groups before? Coordinated small teams of volunteers?  We are especially looking for volunteers who can lead, or partner with someone to lead, one of the cooking teams. We will support you in being successful in this. If you would consider being a lead cook or a co-cook, please contact the Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell.

Volunteers Needed

Contact Information

Telephone: 415-749-6391


What's Happening at Grace Cathedral?

Connect with Us