Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Basic Information

Address: 296 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212 924 0167
Director: Glenn Chalmers

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Additional Information

Population Served: 1,200 per day
Ages for Volunteer: All ages, under 12's must be accompanied by an adult
Hours of Service: 3
Minimum Hours Required: 3
Days of Service: Weekdays 9.45 am - 12.45 pm
Mission Statement:

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City. What started as a temporary feeding program in 1982 has now become the largest in the tri-state area, and we've served over 7 million meals since then - but the real story is how we help guests move off the soup kitchen line into employment, their own homes, and a more manageable and fulfilling way of life. Not only do we provide a hot meal to over 1,200 New Yorkers in need every single day, our dedicated counseling staff also work with our guests to connect them with benefits, housing and job interviews. No one is ever turned away from our door.

Program History:

Over the last 30 years, the soup kitchen has served through hurricanes, blizzards, transit shutdowns and terrorist attacks. On our very first day we served 34 meals - now we serve upwards of 1,200 every day. We have expanded our programs to respond to the changing needs of our guests, and today we offer counseling, referrals, healthcare and enrichment services, as well as a seasonal Writers' Workshop that showcases the creative abilities of our guests and volunteers. On average our counselors hold individual daily sessions with over 1,500 guests per month, providing them with vital assistance and advice.