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Volunteering at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room

  • 30 Apr 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Please join Cornell NorCal on April 30th at St. Anthony's. 

St. Anthony’s Dining Room's mission is to provide a hot, nutritious meal to our less fortunate neighbors. 

The Dining Room serves a hot meal to all who come six days a week (Monday through Saturday), 52 weeks a year. 

Please note that everyone who volunteers to work at the Dining Room must be at least 16 years of age, able to follow

instructions, and be responsible.

For Background information, please visit:

Volunteers will:

  • Prepare and serve the daily meal. 
  • Do food prep and dining room setup in the morning until 11:00 AM, and do food service beginning at approximately 11:00 AM. 
  • Produce Sorting and Processing (based on donations received). 
  • Clean-up/ Janitorial

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room

3500 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 365-9664

The Padua Dining Room is in the large gymnasium–like building in the back of the church parking lot. Park close to the large building (toward the left hand side). To the left of the large building is a driveway entrance to the clothing drop-off area. Walk down the driveway and go into either of the two metal doors at the end of the large Dining Room building. Ask for the Head Coordinator.

Policies Concerning Volunteering


Please wear layers of clothes appropriate for the season, as some task may be outside or in unheated storage areas. Dress in comfortable, loose, and washable clothing. Although aprons

are provided, it is advisable to wear clothes that you are willing to risk soiling with food.

Footwear is important. Please wear comfortable footwear that enables you to move with ease

over slippery or rough surfaces and that covers your entire foot.


People with hair longer than about 1” need to wear a cap or hair net, which we provide. People with shoulder-length or longer hair should come with their hair pulled back and tied, so that it can be covered easily with a hair net.


Please wash your hands often: when beginning work, changing tasks, using the restroom, eating, etc. Disposable latex gloves are provided but they are no substitute for good hand-washing practice.


We have no place where volunteers can securely lock personnel possessions. Purses, backpacks, water bottles and similar items should not be brought into the Dining Room or

locked in your car's trunk before you come to the Dining Room. 


Several cell phones have recently been lost at or around the Dining Room. We have no place for secure storage, so we suggest mobile phones be left in your car if possible, otherwise

securely in a pocket. Use of mobile phones while working at the Dining Room is inappropriate and distracting. Please refrain from using them while working at the Dining Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Fran McLean, JGSM '99, or Michelle Jackson, ILR '11. 

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