Notre Dame de Namur University Shares Thanksgiving Lunch with San Francisco Homeless

Belmont, CA, November 25, 2013 — This Thanksgiving Day, volunteers from Notre Dame de Namur University will share lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with several hundred homeless during the 22nd annual Thanksgiving Picnic in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Students, staff, faculty and alumni from the university will bring a picnic lunch to the panhandle section of the park, on the Stanyan Street side between Oak and Haight Streets, and offer to share their meal and stories with the residents of the park. Volunteers will prepare the picnic food on November 26 and 27 in the NDNU cafeteria between 4 and 6 p.m.

The Thanksgiving Picnic in Golden Gate Park is organized and sponsored by the Sister Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, Associated Students of Notre Dame de Namur University and the NDNU Bonner Leaders.

Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving 2,000 traditional aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851, by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers 37 undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit