Media Inquiries

For an interview with our leadership team, please email our development department at [email protected]

We value the privacy and dignity of our guests. Please also contact our development department for guidelines regarding filming, photographing and interviewing of soup kitchen guests, and for any questions regarding the use of photos on our website and social media.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in


New York Times: “New York’s Invisible Migrant Crisis” September 30, 2022


helpNYC: “One Meal at a Time, New Yorkers Connect” November 1, 2021


Our Town: “Soup Kitchen Survives Pandemic, Braces for Future.” December 4, 2020

News Nations: “How you can help fight food insecurity this Thanksgiving as need increases exponentially.” November 25, 2020

Civil Eats: “Ensuring Homeless Americans Get Enough Food Has Never Been Easy. Now, It’s Next to Impossible.” October 6, 2020

NY Daily News: “NYers hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic rely on food pantries to live” October 4, 2020

NY Daily News: “‘A panic for food’: How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted NYC’s hungry” October 4, 2020

abc7: “Manhattan church sees 2,264% increase in demand for pantry meals amid COVID crisis,” August 28, 2020

Marketwatch: ‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps, August 6, 2020

Politico: “Major NYC feeding provider left out of state’s $25M in emergency funding,” May 13, 2020

Politico: “Food pantries, soup kitchens say they haven’t seen $25M in city aid,” May 6, 2020

abc7: “Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen answers the call amid pandemic,” May 4, 2020

Politico: “Number of New Yorkers without enough food will hit 2 million,” April 23, 2020

AMNY: “New York Soup Kitchen Adapts to Coronavirus Service with Community Aid,” April 1, 2020.

The New Yorker: “The Soup Kitchen that the Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop,” March 30, 2020.

Wall Street Journal: “Coronavirus Threatens to Overwhelm Cities’ Social Safety Net,” March 29, 2020.

Daily News: “Help us Feed the Hungry Now: NYC Emergency Food Aid During Coronavirus,” March 26, 2020

Total Food Service: “Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Partners with Culinary Figures to Launch Coronavirus Hot Meal Distribution Campaign,” March 24, 2020


Milbank, Milbank Partnership with Soup Kitchen, July 2019

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, Various dates, 2019

Here Be Barr, Volunteering in NYC, March 2019

Fox 5 Good Day NY, chef/restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian, March 2019


NY 1 News, Nativity Story Opera, Dec. 2018

Slate, Michael Ottley interview, Nov. 2018

AM New York, Food insecurity struggles, Nov. 2018

The New York Times, New Bees for Colony on Church Roof, April 2018


Quartzy, Holiday Volunteering, Nov. 2017

Episcopal News Service, Profile, Oct. 2017

Chelsea Now, 35th Anniversary, Oct. 2017

Featured in New York Times Fashion and Styles, May 2017

Huffington Post, Honorees/Farm to Tray, May 2017

Huffington Post, Whole Foods/Farm to Tray, May 2017

Huffington Post, Michael Ottley interview, April 2017

The Core, 35th Anniversary, April 2017

Chelsea Now, Budget Cuts, April 2017


Chelsea Now, Fast-a-thon, November 2016

Huffington Post, “How the Homeless Eat” October 2016


Huffington Post, Farm to Tray, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 2014

The New York Times, Dec. 2014


Huffington Post, Liz Neumark and Volunteering, May 2012

Gabe Pressman, NBC, 2009

The New Yorker, 2008

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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.

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.