Community Outreach

Sandwich Ministry Also Known As
St. Anthony Bread for the Poor


Feeding the Hungry — Sandwich Ministry helps alleviate hunger for the homeless, unemployed, and the working poor in Hartford.

The Ministry also provides rental assistance, bus fare, hand-warmers, socks, gloves, hats, personal care items, hospitality, dignity and so much more.

Members of the "Sandwich Ministry" — as it is known to parishioners — make and distribute sandwiches to an average of fifty people of all races and faiths every day of the year. Sandwich makers prepare sandwiches for distribution; sandwich distributors give the sandwiches to those who come to the door of the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry every evening.

Sandwich making instructions






Personal Care Items Needed

Consider assisting our brothers and sisters who are in need. We are collecting hats, scarves, adult gloves and mittens. We will assemble these items for those who come to our door seeking assistance. Please help our neighbors by placing items in the bin at the back of the church marked “winter items”. Thank you!