545 W. Sonora Street, Stockton, CA 95203 | (209) 467-0703
545 W. Sonora Street, Stockton, CA 95203 | (209) 467-0703

St. Mary’s Dining Room Selected to Operate Shelters

St. Mary’s Dining Room has been selected by the City of Stockton to operate the temporary and emergency shelters that have been managed by Stockton Shelter for the Homeless. READ MORE

Invest in Your Community

By making a generous donation to St. Mary’s Dining Room you are providing support and services to get someone back on their feet.

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Give Your Time

St. Mary’s belongs to the community.
Come join us in serving as a volunteer, board member or organizer of a drive.

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Success Stories

We see a community where all are empowered and able to be self-reliant, independent and able to meet their physical emotional and psychological well-being.

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The Mission of St. Mary’s Dining Room

St. Mary’s Dining Room responds to poverty in San Joaquin County by feeding the hungry, caring for health issues and restoring human dignity to hundreds of individuals each day.

New Hope for Ardell

Ardell first came to us for help in 1987. He was so ashamed of what had become of his life that he would ask others to pick up a plate in the dining room and bring it to him. Over time, he realized that no one was judging him. He said it was then that he was able to start focusing on changing himself. Ardell utilized our services off and on until 1996, when he entered a treatment program. June 6, 2016, marks the 20th anniversary of that decision and the last day Ardell took a drink. Ardell has been working for San Joaquin County for 18 years. He comes by St. Mary’s Dining Room periodically with donations or to help out at the front gate. On behalf of Ardell and everyone here at St. Mary’s Dining Room, we thank you, our community, for your continued support.

St. Mary’s Dining Room provides the following services to the individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community.

What We Do

Feeding the Hungry

There are over 111,000 people in San Joaquin County that face food insecurity; over 54,000 of them are children.

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Caring for Health Issues

Our dental and medical clinics provide health care and help navigate MediCal applications for guests who are uninsured.

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Restoring Human Dignity

Illiteracy, mental and physical health issues, financial literacy, substance abuse and recovery are only a handful of the many barriers when dealing with poverty issues.

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