City's Homeless Feast on Food Fit for a Tiger

Harding Park mix-up leads to gourmet meal at soup kitchen

Sunday, Oct 11, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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A mix-up over dates ended up sending 700 gourmet meals intended for the Presidents Cup to a San Francisco soup kitchen.

It started Wednesday morning, when city event coordinator Martha Cohen tried to find out what smelled so good at one of the tournament tents in Harding Park. Lunch, the caterer told her.

But the golf event wasn't scheduled to start until the following day. Someone had mixed up the dates.

So Cohen called St. Anthony's Foundation, in the Tenderloin, and by noon, the homeless were feasting on a menu that included Parmesan crusted cod with linguini, carved mesquite-smoked beef brisket, parsley buttered potatoes, Caesar salad and shrimp pasta salad

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