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Food for the Soul:
The Official Blog of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

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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The Holidays at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry

Guest Story: Maria

During the holiday season, community is especially important. For many of our neighbors, the community at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen provides them with comfort and nourishment of both the body and the soul. One member of our community is Maria, who has been visiting...

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The Holidays at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry

Thanksgiving at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Thanksgiving is a special day at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Our culinary team provides our guests with a feast of turkey, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, and pie. Our guests enjoy the community of guests, staff, and volunteers at the Soup Kitchen as...

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The Holidays at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry

Join Holy Apostles’ 11th Annual Fast-a-Thon

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen's 11th Annual Fast-a-Thon fundraiser is coming up, which rallies supporters to go hungry for a day so someone else won't have to. This year, these efforts are more important than ever as the Soup Kitchen faces longer lines of guests 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.

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.

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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.

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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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Church Pulpit Posts

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