Support the Sisters' Soup Kitchen in San Francisco
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Since 2008, the Sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame have operated a small soup kitchen for San Franciscans in need. The Sisters have provided countless free meals to low-income residents and people who are living on the streets.
Due to a sharp increase in their rent, the Sisters can no longer afford their current kitchen and serving space. Yet through the generosity of those inspired by the Sisters’ mission to serve the poor, including best-selling author and philanthropist, Tony Robbins, the Sisters have found a new home in a perfect location of the city. The new site is next to a homeless services center, which is proposed to become a lower-income housing development.
On January 12, 2017, the Sisters will need approval from the San Francisco Planning Commission to open their soup kitchen. Please sign the petition and add your name in support of the Sisters.
You can read more about the issue in the following media stories:
- The Guardian (UK): “Soup kitchen puts San Francisco nuns on front lines of city's housing crisis” by Alastair Gee (Dec. 11, 2016)
- SFist: “Mission District Neighbors Are Now Opposing Nuns Trying To Feed The Homeless” by Jack Morse (Dec. 6, 2016)
- S.F. Chronicle: “Tony Robbins buys location for SF’s homeless-helping nuns” by Kevin Fagan (March 25, 2016)
- S.F. Chronicle: “Tony Robbins swoops in to save nuns’ humble Tenderloin soup kitchen” by Kevin Fagan (Feb. 22, 2016)
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