St Vinnys Bistro is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Download our 501(c)3 certificate here.
Is there a liability for donating food?
Food donors are protected from liability for food donations to charities made in good faith to feed those in need. Create a link HERE to Food Donations.
Does St Vinnys Bistro pick up food from individuals?
St Vinnys Bistro only accepts food from licensed food business, such as restaurants, caterers’, distributors, hotels, etc. These donors must agree to follow our guidelines.
How do the homeless enter St Vinnys Bistro?
All guests enter our kitchen through the Courtyard located at the South Gate of Haven for Hope, 1300 W. Martin St., San Antonio, Texas 78207. All homeless guests must be processed at the Intake Department at Haven for Hope. If you are a single individual with no minor children in need of shelter, please speak with a Life Safety Officer at the South Gate, Courtyard, for temporary pre-intake screening, 7-days a week from 7am to 3pm.
If you are the guardian of a minor or minors in need of shelter, please go to Haven for Hope and speak to a Security Officer at the security building (1 Haven for Hope Way) for temporary emergency services placement. Guardians will need to have a federal or state issued ID, and birth certificates or proof of relationship to each minor child.
The Courtyard is a safe, outdoor space where guests receive meals, communal showers, laundry, basic medical care and mental health care, and other basic services. The Courtyard curfew is 10pm, but special arrangements can be made if your work schedule or other factors force you to come in late. To stay at the Courtyard, you must be able to care for yourself independently. All of Haven for Hope programs provide indoor sleeping and access to housing and sustainability services.