The meals are served every Wednesday (except holidays) from
4:30PM to 5:30PM at the St. Augustine Parish Center - 3030 Main Street
is a Soup Kitchen?
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.
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.
does it cost to eat at the Soup Kitchen?
There is no cost to eat at the soup kitchen.
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.
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 10:00AM - 4:00PM
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
Novalee Martineau at (518) 643-8982
can I donate to the
The easiest way is to donate online.
Donations are handled by our good friends at Adirondack
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.