Soup Kitchen

4131777603_74041bdf39_m-222x303The Soup Kitchen at Saint Luke’s continues to be a vital ministry to many people throughout the city. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 to 2 p.m. throughout the year, our theater space is transformed into a dining area where we serve a hot meal to 120 to 160 people each day.

The Soup Kitchen is subsidized largely by the United Way, which stipulates 15% of its funds be spent on fruits and vegetables.

We also receive cash gifts and food items from our neighbors on Restaurant Row, the Times Square area, and from the 46th Street Block Association.  City Harvest (an organization that redistributes leftover food from area restaurants) supplies most of our bread.  And each fall we hold our annual Benefit which raises needed funds to support this outreach ministry.  The 2018 benefit  is “Soup du jour…a delicious musical cabaret”.

Much of the success of our Soup Kitchen comes from special offerings received directly from our church members and friends, and through the congregational budget.

To make a donation solely for the support of our Soup Kitchen, use the blue “Donate” button in the bottom of the sidebar on this page.

The Soup Kitchen is staffed by volunteers from the congregation, area office workers seeking an alternative lunch break, and out-of-town mission and youth groups. Volunteers are always welcome.

Current community volunteer partners:  Spark  Foundry, Kasowitz Benson & Torres, Women in E-Discovery,  Special Counsel, Vedder Price Kaufman Kammholz,  Marriott Marquis,  Broadway Serves,  and Schroders Investment Management North America

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