10th Annual NEIGHBORHOOD HOLIDAY TURKEY DRIVE

2021 Edition: 

1/ Bring TURKEYS on Saturdays November 20 and December 18

2/ Send Virtual Drive in the months of November & December

Fundraiser Benefiting the St Anthony's Dining Room

In Collaboration with St. Emydius Church, Ingleside District, San Francisco

To Have Food for All at the Table

Dear friends, 

Lines at food banks have increased immensely since the beginning of the pandemic. Soup kitchens are overwhelmed around the country. More folks than ever have been touched by home rental costs, food prices, and challenged employment. 

This SF Turkey Drive is here to help in our way to have food for all on the table during the Holidays and throughout the year. A meal for the hungry is the most basic necessity for the living. We invite you to continue the effort started in 2012. Last year alone, we helped put over 50,000 meals on the table at St Anthony's Dining Room thanks to the generosity of so many from our neighborhoods and beyond. Covid-19 did not stop anyone from giving this precious commodity of food. 

Yes, Covid-19 is contagious, and Delta Variant is even more contagious. But your generosity has been beyond contagious and has changed our world in great ways. On the 10th Anniversary of the SF Turkey Drive, we will be accepting again your gifts of Turkeys, Ham (at Christmas) or Boxes of Vegetables in our parking lot, while online or by-mail giving can be made from anywhere anytime.


 Our mission to help St Antony place food for all at the table by involving our neighborhoods will continue. Last year, we missed the excitement of our drop-off site. However, we collected 50% more donations than the previous year (1,109 turkeys in 2020 vs 740 in 2019). We know we can count on your continued support. Thank you.

TO HAVE FOOD FOR ALL AT THE TABLE , your donations can be made:

  • BY MAIL: donations by check payable to St Anthony need to be sent to 

                    SF Turkey Drive,  c/o St Emydius Church,  286 Ashton Avenue,  San Francisco, CA 94112

  • ONLINE: for donations by credit card, click here for details
  • DROP OFF Location: 350 De Montfort Avenue, one block from Ocean Avenue

Interview at St. Anthony in 2017

Interview at St. Anthony in 2016 

Interview at St. Anthony in 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive on NOVEMBER 20

Christmas Turkey Drive on DECEMBER 18

  The collaboration between   St. Anthony's and SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius plays a very large role in our ability to meet the demand by donating more than 500 Turkeys and other much needed food each year.

Barry J Stenger, St Anthony's 2018 Exec. Director


 As a member of this neighborhood, I support and have assisted the SF Turkey Drive in its efforts to feed those in need.
Hunger is a real issue in our city and our neighborhood. I hope everyone can assist Mr. Smit to reach those in need.

Melissa Y.

      The SFTurkey Drive at  St. Emydius Church has been conducted under the leadership of Mr. Pierre Smit, for several years. This has and will be our way of helping to feed those less fortunate. I personally have been a supporter of St. Anthony's for several years as this organization has helped so many individuals and families.

Arthur M.






Picture: Faces at St. Anthony

Mailing Address                                      Contact: Pierre Smit

SF Turkey Drive                                       Email: SFPierre@aol.com
c/o St. Emydius Church                           Phone: 415-939-2410
286 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112