The meals are served every Wednesday (except holidays) from 4:30PM to 5:30PM at the St. Augustine Parish Center - 3030 Main Street Peru, NY. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Soup Kitchen?
A soup kitchen is an establishment which offers free meals to the needy. The soup kitchen concept dates to the 1700s, when religious charities first began providing the poor in their districts with free, highly nutritious food which often took the form of soup and bread. In the 1800s, the soup kitchen concept spread widely until today where they are popularized enough to become a permanent and vital part of society.

Who can eat at the Soup Kitchen?
The soup kitchen caters to the poor and needy in our community. Visitors to a soup kitchen, however, do not need to meet any eligibility requirements. We serve to anyone from anywhere without question. 

What does it cost to eat at the Soup Kitchen?
There is no cost to eat at the soup kitchen. 

Who runs the Soup Kitchen?
The soup kitchen is run and staffed by volunteers who cook the food, serve it, and clean up.  Donations from the community are also vital to keep the soup kitchen running. 
Like any food serving establishment the soup kitchen must meet all Board of Health food serving guidelines.

How can I help with the Soup Kitchen?
Volunteers are needed for the organizing committee of the Soup Kitchen.
Meetings are once a month.

We are looking for at least 2 teams of 6-7 people to prepare and cook meal, so they can alternate weeks. 
Time 11:30AM - 6:00PM

We are also looking for at least 5 teams of 7-9 people for the setting up of tables, serving, bussing, dish washing, tear down, cleaning of floors, and taking care of garbage. 
Time 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Those interested in committing to this ministry should contact:
Father Alan at (518) 643-2435
Dave & Theresa Viti at
(518) 643-9856 or (518) 420-9001

How can I donate to the Soup Kitchen?
The easiest way is to donate online. 
Donations are handled by our good friends at Adirondack Coffee Roasters
Donations to the soup kitchen are secure and tax deductible 

We ask for donations in $5.00 increments. Remember: A $200.00 donation can sponsor an entire meal.




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