Everyone is welcome, without question or qualification.

Soup Kitchen guests come from all five boroughs of New York City. For many of them, this is the only meal they will eat each day. We have always had an open-door policy—everyone is welcome, without question or qualification.


Providing meals every weekday.

The Soup Kitchen provides a hot, nutritious, well-balanced meal every weekday, including holidays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Although meal service only lasts two hours, a day at the soup kitchen is much longer than that. We start bright and early at 6 a.m., when our chefs arrive to prepare a meal for the thousands of guests who will come to our gates that day.

Nutritious meals

Each meal is designed with health in mind.

It’s not only the quantity of meals served that’s important—providing nutritious food that will sustain and nourish our guests is also key to our approach. Each meal is designed with health in mind and is made up of the recommended balance of fruit, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. Our chefs only cook with whole grains, and in the last few years we have removed all processed food from the menu.

Culinary involvement

Chefs for New York City.

On any given day, the Soup Kitchen receives hundreds of pounds of donated food that needs to be used immediately. Planning a weekly menu of 5,000+ meals when you’re not sure what food will be donated requires more than just creativity. That’s why Holy Apostles partners with culinary figures from across the City to not only source food donations, but to support all aspects of our mission.

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Adapting Operations to Stay Safe

Serving on the front lines of an unprecedented food crisis.

Knowing that some of New York’s most vulnerable people depend on us to eat, we vowed to keep our meal service running any way possible during the pandemic. Thanks to our dedicated staff and supporters, we quickly adapted and have expanded our service to meet a drastic increase in need.

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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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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.


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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.


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Church Pulpit Posts

Read weekly meditations written by our clergy.


Holy Apostles in the news.