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 125 to 200 people each day. Take out meals are also provided.

The Soup Kitchen is subsidized largely by the United Way. City Harvest (an organization that distributes surplus food from area restaurants) delivers much needed items every week. The Riu Hotel (directly across the street from the church) donates the lunch entree every Tuesday.

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.  And each fall we hold our annual Soup Kitchen Benefit Gala which raises needed funds to support this outreach ministry.

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 at 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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