Soup Kitchen & Pantry — Pantry Program

Bringing healthy meals to New Yorkers’ tables.

The pantry program is a lifeline for individuals and families struggling with food insecurity. Thanks to generous partner organizations and local New York State farms, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is able to provide about 700 families with groceries each week.


Registration Through New System

We want to inform you about an important transition in our pantry system. Effective immediately, we are undergoing changes to better serve our community. As a part of this transition, we are no longer accepting new clients through Plentiful.

ALL pantry guests must register for our new pantry system. If you fail to bring the required documents, you will risk not having access to the pantry in April.

Moving forward, we will ONLY be accepting in-house applications for first-time clients.

To ensure a smooth application process, we kindly ask that all applicants provide the following required documents:

Photo ID

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
  • New York State Driver License/Non-Driver ID
  • New York City ID NYC

Please note that passports, residency cards/work permits, or consulate IDs are not accepted at this time.

Proof Of Address

Examples of acceptable proof of address include:
  • Gas, electric, cable, telephone, or medical bill
  • Shelter or other housing program letter confirming access to cooking facility and food storage
  • Voter registration card
  • Lease/rent receipt
  • Social Security letter
  • Tax return
  • Pay stub
  • Bank statement

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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

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Pantry Program

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

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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.


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