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 over 700 individuals each day.
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See a community where all are empowered and able to be self-reliant, independent as well as
able to meet their physical emotional and psychological well-being.
Fr. Alan McCoy opens St. Mary’s Dining Room in an abandoned bar and restaurant to serve
meals to the homeless community of Stockton.
Dr. Virgil Gianelli begins providing medical care to its homeless and working poor clients at St.
Mary’s Dining Room.
Location of the dining room is moved due to redevelopment in Downtown Stockton.
Location of the Dining Room is once again moved to St. Mary’s Church Social Hall.
David Brewer begins volunteering at St. Mary’s Dining Room.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room relocates for the third time to the current Cross-town Freeway
St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room begins providing dental care for its homeless and working
poor clients. (St. Raphael’s DENTAL CLINIC is officially established in 1995 when the San
Joaquin Dental Society enters into an agreement with St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room.)
David Brewer becomes Executive Director of St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room volunteers and staff are awarded the 734th “Point of Light” in
recognition of their service to the community.
Edward Figueroa joins St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room as Operations Manager.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room surpasses $1 million for its operating budget.
The first permanent structures, the Fr. Alan McCoy O.F.M. DINING ROOM and Virgil Gianelli,
M.D. MEDICAL CLINIC, are completed on the site.
David Brewer and Edward Figueroa are named Co-Directors.
St. Raphael’s DENTAL CLINIC adds two exam rooms to the existing three.
Opening of the Kara Brewer Family CLOTHING and HYGIENE CENTER.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room officially changes its’ name to St. Mary’s Interfaith
Community Services to reflect the many services provided by the agency.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services dedicates the DINING ROOM to Fr. Alan McCoy,
O.F.M. in celebration of 50 years of continuous care.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services partners with our community’s Homeless Court
Program. This program is the first of its kind in San Joaquin County to support homeless and
working poor individuals to clear up minor misdemeanors by completing volunteer hours.
Head Start Preschool, providing comprehensive child development skills for children, opens on
the St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services Campus.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services begins our SOCIAL SERVICES program.
Edward Figueroa becomes CEO.
Early Head Start Infant and Toddler Programs are added the Head Start Preschool programs
already on site.
The DINING ROOM Program begins averaging over 700 meals per day.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services completes the construction of a new food warehouse with forklift accessible cooler. This new facility provides the opportunity to accommodate additional donated food products from our community.
St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services officially changes its' name to St. Mary’s Dining Room...more than meals.
St. Mary's Dining Room launches a pledged giving program. The Impact Society is a group of dedicated friends who have pledged a committment of a minimum of $1,000 per year for five years as an investement in our mission.