CAPITAL CAMPAIGN — 2024

Launching a campaign for the future.

Our capital campaign will fund necessary building renovations to ensure that our space is more accessible and better equipped to serve as a primary food distribution hub well into the future. 

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The Challenges of Operating in a 175-Year Old Building

We’re proud of the beautiful, historic, multi-story Church of the Holy Apostles, and we’ve adapted our hunger-relief programs as needs have risen. However significant design and layout challenges currently hinder our work:

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Steps in and out of the building make it difficult for food pantry guests, volunteers, and staff with mobility issues.

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Pallets of food must be broken down, carried in, and down steep and narrow steps to storage, and then back up to the kitchen for cooking.

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Stairs are required to get to second floor social services programming, like our popular computer lab. Up another flight are our administrative offices.

People at the Holy Apostles Soup kitchen helping out one another, and volunteering at the kitchen

Your donation will enable:

Installation of an elevator in the Mission House:
  • to improve accessibility for HASK guests, staff, and volunteers
  • increase our capacity to offer meals and social service programs
  • and improve the functionality and efficiency of food delivery, transportation, and preparation.
 
Kitchen upgrades to increase:
  • food storage capacity
  • the food preparation area and production capabilities
  • and enable distribution levels that keep pace with the increasing need for food and enhance efficiency.
The creation of added entry/exit points and security lighting for increased safety.
Working with the NYC Landmarks Commission, we will preserve the landmark character of our building.

Share Our Dream

Now is the time to join with the individuals, foundations, and organizations who are pledging to stand alongside Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.
The National Fund for Sacred Places will match the first $500,000 HASK raises with $250,000, thereby totaling $750,000 towards the capital campaign.
Title: Israelites Gathering Manna; Date: ca. 1490-1499; Artist: Ercole de'Roberti (?-1496); Building: National Gallery (Great Britain); Object/Function: Painting; City/Town: London; Country: United Kingdom; Scripture: Exodus 16:2-15. Notes: A short essay on the artistic and spiritual meaning of this artwork is available from The Visual Commentary on Scripture, https://thevcs.org/manna-desert/stage-journey.

Will you join us as we build a more welcoming space for all and strengthen Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry?

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Church of the Holy Apostles

We are an open, inclusive Christian Church celebrating in the Episcopal tradition.

Sunday Service is held 11AM (on site and via livestream). Weekday services are held on Zoom.

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For Newcomers

Learn about our faith community and explore ways to connect with our work and worship.

Sermons

Reflections on Holy Scripture from our Clergy.

History

Founded in 1844, with a focus on social activism and the desire for social justice.

Clergy, Staff & Vestry

The Vestry is the governing body of the Church of the Holy Apostles.

MUSIC

Music commands a strong presence at the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Space Rental

Host your next meeting or event in our landmark building.

Soup Kitchen & Pantry

Nourishing hungry New Yorkers since 1982 in an atmosphere of respect and hospitality.

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Daily meal service

Serving a free, nutritious meal every weekday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Meal outreach

Distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches throughout Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

About the soup kitchen

Learn more about our mission, our history, our performance, who we are, and what we do.

Pantry Program

Providing fresh and nutritious groceries to food-insecure New Yorkers.

Sunday Supper

Bridging generations and building community over a monthly family style meal.

Give Layers of Love this Winter

Help Keep Our Guests Warm this Winter.

Social Support

Meeting basic needs, stabilizing lives, and supporting individuals and families to achieve their goals.

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SOCIAL SERVICES

Addressing the needs of the whole person through basic needs, counseling, and referrals.

Classes

Offering learning and skill-building opportunities.

Community Partnership

Partnering with others to expand the services offered to our guests.

Get Involved

Holy Apostles is a great place to channel your time, talents and generosity for good.

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Volunteer

Make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger.

Partner

Join our efforts to serve others and provide for people who are vulnerable.

Donate

Your gift provides food, community, and hope to New Yorkers in need.

The Latest

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Food For The Soul

The official blog of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

Voices of Our Community

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