10th Annual NEIGHBORHOOD HOLIDAY TURKEY DRIVE

2021 Edition: 

1/ Bring frozen TURKEYS on Saturdays November 20 and December 18

2/ Contribute Virtual Turkeys in November & December

100% of Your Donations are going directly to St Anthony

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

Our Goal: To Have Food For All at the Table

Dear friends, neighbors, donors, parishioners, sponsors: 

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 have food for all at 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 55,000 meals on the table at St Anthony's Dining Room thanks to the generosity of so many in 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 Anthony have 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 virtual turkeys in 2020 vs 740 in 2019). We know we can count always on your support. Thank you.

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

 At the drop off location: 350 De Montfort Ave, San Francisco on November 20 and December 18 

❏ Mail-in: send donations by check (made payable to St Anthony) to:

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

❏ On-Line:  click here for detail.

Patrick, Volunteer since 2013 (taped in 2020)

"I Like To Teach" by the The McDonald Family recorded in 2020 for the Thanksgiving Drive

Art, Donor since 2013 (recorded in 2020)

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive: Saturday NOVEMBER 20

Christmas Turkey Drive:  Saturday 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