St. Anthony’s Bread for the Poor

Feeding Those Who Are Hungry

One of the most touching aspects in the life of St. Anthony was his extraordinary love for the poor, expressed most often by his feeding the hungry. This practice became so well-known that St. Anthony’s Bread for the Poor became a popular way for people to emulate the spirit of the saint by feeding the hungry. Through monetary contributions from people like you, St. Anthony Shrine is able to feed the homeless, the working poor families and the elderly. We believe that no person should be hungry in our country in this day and age, and the fact that so many are is a grave injustice that must be resolved.

Traditionally, Franciscans worldwide distribute small loaves of bread on St. Anthony’s feast day to remind us to follow his holy example.