Like its patron saint, St. Francis Parish has a special devotion to poor. Free sandwiches are distributed at the rectory every day and the parish food pantry provides groceries to those in need. A group of parishioners volunteer every month to serve dinner at the Hoboken Shelter. At Christmas, hundreds of gifts are collected for distribution through social service agencies in Hudson County. In addition, some parish events and special collections have helped victims of natural disasters around the globe and here at home.