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Writers Workshop: A Smile (Mouth)

Below is a piece from our Writers Workshop about the power of a smile and how it can transform a person. A Smile (Mouth) When you smile it means your heart has been touched, the feeling-gladness, sorrow, love.   I was a bit dreary, sad, empty.   Then I...

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Good Corporate Citizen: Tapestry

Guest Story: Abubaker Family

The Abubaker family, former soup kitchen guests, now have their own apartment and they are grateful for our help. Mom, dad, and their kids ages 9 and 16 had been coming to the Soup Kitchen for lunch. When Abdul started working they moved from a shelter to a rental...

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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.


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Reflections on Holy Scripture from our Clergy.


Founded in 1844, with a focus on social activism and the desire for social justice.

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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.

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.

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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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