Thursday, May 19, 2016
St. Joseph Diner, known for feeding the hungry in Acadiana since 1983, is hosting its annual Dine for the Diner fundraising event on Thursday, May 19, 2016. The community will be encouraged to eat out to end hunger at participating area restaurants. Dine for the Diner is a unique opportunity for local restaurants to fill up their tables and for St. Joseph Diner supporters in the community to help feed the hungry.
St. Joseph Diner is one of 6 programs of Catholic Services of Acadiana that provides essential services to people experiencing homelessness in our area. On average St. Joseph Diner shares over 100,000 meals with the hungry each year. In addition to providing a free meal at lunch everyday, the Diner creates a shared community space where volunteers and staff can engage with patrons - learning their names and their needs to assist them on their journey to self-sufficiency. These services would be impossible without the support of the community and the generosity of the restaurants participating in this event.
For a list of participating restaurants, visit
About Catholic Services of Acadiana: Catholic Services of Acadiana offers essential services to preserve and enhance the lives of people experiencing poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Acadiana. Since 1973, its programs have represented a response to the Gospel call to carry out the corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, offering hospitality to the homeless, caring for the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead. CSA is daily elevating the dignity of those most in need by offering basic services and shelter to more than 150 people every day and by sharing more than 140,000 meals every year. Most importantly, an average of one person per day is transitioned from homelessness back into housing.