Catholic Worker Hospitality House of San Bruno - Providing meals and shelter in San Bruno, California.

Thanksgiving Dinner

by Ella Chatfield-Stiehler

Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and Catholic Worker Hospitality House will once again host a Thanksgiving Dinner for all our guests, but with major changes to account for the COVID pandemic. We normally host a festive sit-down meal for over 200 guests, but, sadly, this year we will only be providing hearty hot meals To-Go. We hate making this change, as it seems hardly festive, but the safety of our guests and volunteers makes it necessary.

In normal years we welcome any and all volunteers, realizing the great desire folks have to be of service for and with others on Thanksgiving. But this year we need to limit the number of people volunteering to serve food.

Where we do need volunteers is in food preparation.  Over the years our Thanksgiving Feast has been made possible by all of you who bring prepared food to share with our guests. Can you help us again this year? We are looking for people to bring one or more of the following:

  • Turkey, cooked and carved to serve ten
  • Mashed potatoes or stuffing for ten
  • Vegetable dish for ten
  • Pie, cake, or cookies
  • Individual Sized juice, milk, or soda
  • To-Go containers, napkins, plastic ware

If you can provide any of these items please call us at (650) 827-0706.

Food is to be brought to our dining room at St. Bruno’s Church, located at 555 W. San Bruno Ave., between 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26).  The meal will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m..  PLEASE call to tell us what you can bring so we can plan accordingly.

Thank you so much for your continued generosity.



Peter Stiehler

For all of us at Catholic Worker Hospitality House