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Social Support

The extra help to support our guests on their path to stability.


Holy Apostles provides resources to meet our guests’ immediate needs and ongoing support to help them build toward a stable future.

Beyond our meal programs, we offer essentials to stay warm, maintain hygiene, and function in society, as well as skill-building programs that create outlets for expression and open new possibilities for guests to find work and sustain themselves.

Get Involved
Feeling called?
There are different ways you can contribute:

Volunteer Donate Partner


Look behind the scenes at our social services department.

I can receive my mail, and pick up clothing when I need it. The social services staff has been really wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about them.



Get up to date news and information on events, read stories from our guests about their experience with the soup kitchen, and more.

A Milestone Year at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

A Milestone Year at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

2022 was a milestone year at our soup kitchen and food pantry. It marked 40 years since our founding, and it also was the year we served more meals than at any other point in our history. And just like the 40 years that preceded it, the soup kitchen never missed a day...

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Our Warming Center is Open!

Our Warming Center is Open!

On nights when the temperature in New York City dips below 32 degrees, a different sort of community forms at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen: a group of guests who typically sleep on the streets or in a shelter rest here overnight. For the fifth year in a row, Holy...

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Celebrating the Life of Founder Rand Frew

Celebrating the Life of Founder Rand Frew

“We’re where we’re supposed to be, and we’re going to feed people one good meal every weekday, no questions asked, no one turned away.” Those were the words of soup kitchen founder, the Rev. Rand Frew, shortly after opening Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen on October 22,...

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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.

For Newcomers

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


Reflections on Holy Scripture from our Clergy.


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 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.

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.

Social Support

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


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


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.


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


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


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

The Latest

Stay up-to-date on all happenings at Holy Apostles.

Food For The Soul

The official blog of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

Voices of Our Community

Guest stories, poetry, and more.


See our calendar of events.

Church Pulpit Posts

Read weekly meditations written by our clergy.


Holy Apostles in the news.