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Martin De Porres House of Hospitality

all are welcome

Martin’s is a free restaurant, serving meals Mondays through Saturdays.
Our mission is to serve in the spirit of compassion, understanding and love.

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Our mission

Martin’s, as it is affectionately known, is a free restaurant, serving lunch from 12 to 2 pm on Mondays through Saturdays. Our mission is to serve in the spirit of compassion, understanding and love.

We are a community of people with diverse spiritual practices although our roots are in, and we continue to be inspired by, the Catholic Worker Movement. Each person who comes to Martin’s is a guest and is to be treated as such.

All donations go to benefit those for whom the money is intended and we receive no Church or government funds. Martin’s is operated 100% by volunteers since it first opened in 1971.


Meal Service

Currently we serve meals six days a week. Most of our meals are vegetarian and often vegan.

See below for our weekly schedule of meal service.

Monday through Saturday

Lunch: 12:00-2:00pm

We serve a full lunch meal in our dining room Monday through Saturday from 12:00-2:00. Take away is available. Please provide your own container. See menu by day below (meals may vary according to food donations).

Tuesday through Friday

Breakfast: 6:30-8:00am

Coffee is served everyday, see below for menu by day (meals may vary according to food donations).


How You Can Help

We accept electronic donations but feel strongly about making personal connections, and sending handwritten thank you notes to each and every donor. If you would like to receive a thank you card you may leave your mailing address in the notes section of the PayPal donation form and we will be more than happy to send you one. Otherwise, we wish to express our gratitude for your support of our work with hungry and needy people in our city.

Thank you!

Donate Online

Martin's is a 501c(3) and we rely completely on the generosity of individuals to keep our doors open and receive no government funding.

Donate by Mail

Checks can be mailed to:
MDP Foundation
225 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

Donate In-Kind

We accept non-spoiled produce, bread, dairy, and prepared food that we can incorporate into our meals. Please contact us.


Get Involved

Thank you for considering Martin de Porres House of Hospitality as a place to serve others. Martin’s is staffed entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering call us during normal hours at 415-552-0240.

Lunch Volunteer Shift

Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday.

Breakfast Volunteer Shift

Volunteers are needed Tuesday through Friday.

Volunteer Groups

We welcome small groups of one time volunteers though we can only accommodate up to 4 people at one time. Larger groups can possibly be broken up into different shifts. Call to see what days are available based on the size of existing crews.

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