St. Joe's Soup Kitchen
St. Joe’s Soup Kitchen is an independent, all-volunteer organization that serves 300+ meals every Saturday to New York City’s homeless and hungry. We have been in operation for nearly 40 years, relying on volunteers, local businesses, and the generosity of the community to help us continue our mission of providing hot, nutritious meals to those in need.
A Bit of Background
St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen has a long and distinguished record of feeding those in need in New York City. Our mission is simple: to feed the hungry and the homeless in a warm and welcoming environment every Saturday afternoon.
Not all of our guests are homeless. Some of our guests are unable to hold a job due to mental illness, some of them are seniors from the community, while others are minimum-wage workers whose pay doesn’t cover both food and lodging in the city. Others are temporarily out of work and come to us to tide them over. For over almost 40 years, we’ve welcomed them all.
The Soup Kitchen fulfills its mission as an all-volunteer organization. The First Presbyterian Church provides our space and covers the cost of utilities. So, almost every penny of every gift goes to the food, supplies and equipment needed to serve the 300+ meals we serve each week.