Sometimes you need to start with the basics.

Some of our guests are in extreme need of help. Due to an accident, being a victim of theft, or any number of unfortunate events, they are without the basic essentials to take care of themselves and function.


Providing stability to our community.

We provide social services that help our guests get their basic needs taken care of so they can focus on what’s next to build stability. These services include ID cards (referral preferred), haircut vouchers, clothing, toiletries, phone access and mail services. Then when they are ready, guests can continue on their path to improving their situation by taking advantage of our counseling services.

Our ability to provide these services relies on the generosity of our donors and volunteers.

Learn more about donating clothing items or other essentials

Available Resources

ID cards

Our staff and volunteers can provide our guests with a Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen identification card, with your photo and full name on it. Referral preferred.

Haircut Voucher

Need a haircut? Our team partners with the local community to provide low-cost haircuts to our guests.


With the help of our donors and partners, we provide free clothing to our guests as available.


We offer toiletry kits, filled with the basic items needed to maintain good hygiene and health.

Phone Access

During Soup Kitchen hours, we are able to provide limited access to a phone for calls regarding benefits, job opportunities, and more.

Mail Service

Unhoused guests are able to use Holy Apostles as their mailing address and can retrieve their mail during soup kitchen service. Guests must sign up for this service in person during Soup Kitchen meal service.

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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.

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.


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.