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Back at the food pantry yesterday. Around 480 people came through and the volunteers are all cheerful and friendly. The pile behind me on the floor is sliced bread. I was giving out plastic packs of tomato sauce, the type you put on pasta or pizza. You can see the tarpaulins which protect the lovely wooden floor in the rotunda. An organisation called Food Not Bombs comes at the end of the day and takes any left over fresh goods. They use them to cook and make food for homeless people in the city at night. I took some time out to visit the Tenderloin district with Melanie. She took me to see the St. Anthony's Dining Room which provides a hot meal every single day of the year. It has been going for 61 years and gets neither Government or Chgurch funding. They have two sittings each day, first the seniors and then everyone else. Opposite there is the Franciscan Catholic church of St. Boniface. EaIt is a big church and lost of the pews were occupied when we crept in to say a prayer. In the Tenderloin it is dangerous to sleep out at night so many people sleep during the day and walk around at night. It's a wonderful project.