Serve a Meal

COVID Guidelines

NOTICE: The St. Francis House Board of Directors recently approved the return of volunteers, beginning, Monday, July 13. Volunteers will be allowed to come in and only serve meals. All other volunteer opportunities are still on hold. For the time being, meal serve volunteers must follow these guidelines:

  • Volunteers for meal serve only
  • Volunteers in groups no larger than 3 in order to practice social distancing
  • Volunteers must wear masks (Volunteers may bring their own masks or St. Francis House has cloth or disposable masks available)
  • Volunteers will have their temperatures checked upon arrival
  • Volunteers will be asked a series of CDC questions regarding health conditions
  • Volunteers must complete a liability waiver form before serving

Meal Serve Details

Serving a meal at the St. Francis House is a great opportunity for families, church groups, service groups and businesses to volunteer in a fun environment. Here are some details regarding serving a noon meal and an evening meal.

Breakfast:
Served from 6:15 - 7:15 am
Ideal Group Size:
2-3 individuals
Volunteers are finished by 7:30 am

Noon Meal:
Served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ideal Group Size:
3-5 individuals
Volunteers are finished by 12:45 pm

Evening Meal:
Served from 6:15 - 7:45 pm
Ideal Group Size:
5-7 individuals
Volunteers are finished by 8 pm

Meal Serving Options

Serve a Meal Only

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the meal start time (6 am for breakfast, 11:15 am for noon meal and 6 pm for evening meal).
  • Serve the meal that is prepared by the St. Francis House staff. Guests will clean up.
  • You are welcome to eat and interact with our guests.
  • Prepare late plates for guests who will return after the meal is over due to work, treatment, etc.

Prepare and Serve a Meal

  • Determine a time to arrive to begin preparing the meal.
  • You will prepare a meal based on the menu items selected and provided by the St. Francis House staff. You can use our kitchen to prepare the meal.
  • Serve the meal. Guests will clean up.
  • You are welcome to eat and interact with our guests.
  • Prepare late plates for guests who will return after the meal is over due to work, treatment, etc.

Provide a Full Meal

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the meal start time.
  • Prepare and/or provide a meal of your choice. Some groups like to do all of the cooking on their own, while other groups prefer to purchase food from local restaurants. The choice is yours.
  • If certain ingredients are needed, the St. Francis House can help provide them for you.
  • Serve the meal. Guests will clean up.
  • You are welcome to eat and interact with our guests.
  • Prepare late plates for guests who will return after the meal is over due to work, treatment, etc.

If you are interested in serving a meal, or for more information, contact:

Tom Foster, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 605-679-0915
Email: volunteer@stfrancishouse.com

Thank you for your support!

Age Requirements

Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older to work in the kitchen or pour beverages. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code

All volunteers must wear:

  • Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes (no sandals or flip flops
  • Jeans, casual pants, capris or long shorts.
  • Sleeved shirts (no tank tops or muscle shirts)

Volunteer Guidelines

Use the links below to review the St. Francis House volunteer guidelines and volunteer waiver form. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we will ask every volunteer to complete a waiver form prior to their serving opportunity. You may bring a completed waiver form with you when you serve or complete one when you arrive.

St. Francis House Volunteer Guidelines (PDF)

St. Francis House Volunteer Waiver (PDF)

Testimonial

Walter and I are strong believers and are blessed and grateful for what God is providing to us every day. Our call is to share his love with those around us, so what a better way to choose St Francis House to do so.

We really enjoy our time at St. Francis House, it is a welcoming place and all the staff are very friendly, most of all the residents/guests of St. Francis House are the reason why we go there. It is so good to see them and interact with them, to learn from their stories and to motivate them on their journey to restart a new life. They and you all are Christ's presence to us.

We look forward to continue serving as this current pandemic situation settles and we go back to our normal living or as close as it used to be.

God Bless!

Rosa and Walter

Contact Us

210 N Sherman Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605-334-3879
605-575-3999
info@stfrancishouse.com

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Our Mission

The St. Francis House: An Ecumenical Ministry, Moving People from Homelessness to Hope!

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