This year, Welcome began a partnership with St. Francis Lutheran Church which has enabled them to continue the Wednesday Senior Program and Sunday morning Hospitality Hours that have served the Castro/Duboce Triangle neighborhood for more than a decade. With 1,480 meals served at St. Francis since the partnership began, Welcome will double the number of individuals we feed this year.
56% of individuals who are HIV positive in San Francisco lack enough food to regularly take their medications. We’re working on ensuring that the nutrition provided at the Hospitality Hour supports the needs of these individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, with as many as twenty children under the age of eight, Welcome has also worked to provide special kids meals and activities.