St. Francis Table of Parkdale
St. Francis Table currently serves nine meals per week. Each meal is nutritious and balanced. We endeavour to offer a choice of two entrees for all our evening meals as well as for many of our lunch meals.
Our weekly meal schedule is as follows:
|Sunday||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm|
|Monday||4:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Friday||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm|
Since opening its doors in 1987 as the first expression of Capuchin Outreach to the Poor, St. Francis Table is well established with the people of Parkdale, serving an average of 250 meals per day.
St. Francis Table is a restaurant dedicated to providing meals and a welcoming environment for the needy of our community. Patrons receive full restaurant service at the tables. They are presented with a choice of two different meals, as well as soup, hot and cold beverage, followed by dessert.
A donation of one dollar is requested, not simply as a subsidy, but rather to help our brothers and sisters retain their sense of dignity. In keeping with our Franciscan heritage, no one is turned away without the offer of a meal. It is our focus on the dignity of our brothers and sisters and the building of community with our patrons that distinguishes St. Francis Table from other service providers to the poor.
New people who come to our door are welcomed and those who mistake St. Francis table for a regular restaurant are referred to other dining establishments.
St. Clare Centre
St. Clare Centre was initially opened in 1991 and was known then as St. Marguerite Centre, with a ministry to the local women who worked the street.
Since then it has been renamed the St. Clare Centre after St. Clare of Assisi, a spiritual companion of St. Francis of Assisi. Today the centre, which has adopted a drop-in format, is becoming the centre of many activities and programs.
It sees use as:
- A coffee lounge
- Complementing our scheduled meals
- An A.A. meeting place