The Columbia Catholic Workers currently operate two houses of hospitality--St. Francis House for men and Lois Bryant House for women.
We have also operated Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in the downtown area of Columbia for the past 27 years.
At St. Francis House,
At Lois Bryant House, we provide emergency shelter for women, usually 72 hours although that time limit may be extended. We also provide laundry and shower facilities for women who live on the street or in the neighborhood.
At Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, we partner with faith and community groups to provide an evening meal 7 nights a week. We generally serve 50-65 people a night, and the soup kitchen is open all year round. The only days meals are not served at the soup kitchen are Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. On those days, the hungry are invited to eat at St. Francis House where we serve a holiday meal to everyone who comes to the house.
(Lois Bryant House)
(Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen)