The Shrine of the Sacred Heart Dinner Program is a volunteer operation that serves nutritious meals five days a week to homeless and low-income men and women in Washington DC.

Our mission is to provide a place where persons of all ethnic, social, religious and economic backgrounds can share a meal in an environment that is welcoming and which reaffirms their inherent dignity.  Our vision is to create and serve these guests so that they are integrated into the community and can become self-sufficient.

In addition to meals served five days a week, we serve Christmas and Easter celebration dinners with homecooked foods and food donations from local restaurants.  

The Dinner Program also runs a referral service with current information on local health and social services that clients may need.  Twice a month, a volunteer attorney provides referrals to local health, social work and other service providers. Clients are also referred to local job programs, legal clinics, and case managers at day shelters.   Help is also provided to clients to file taxes, obtain copies of immigration cards, and other minor legal issues. 

Haircuts are also provided.  These help clients with their personal appearance and to present themselves better in job interviews and when seeking services.  

Please consider donating $10/per month to the Sacred Heart Hunger Fund through the Network for Good to feed homeless men and women in Washington, D.C. You will directly support meals, fellowship and haircuts to those in need.