Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Rating: 5 stars 45 45 reviews 2,201
296 Ninth Ave New York NY 10001 USA
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City. What started as a temporary feeding program in 1982 has now become the largest in the tri-state area, and we've served over 7 million meals since then - but the real story is how we help guests move off the soup kitchen line into employment, their own homes, and a more manageable and fulfilling way of life. Not only do we provide a hot meal to over 1,200 New Yorkers in need every single day, our dedicated counseling staff also work with our guests to connect them with benefits, housing and job interviews. No one is ever turned away from our door.
The soup kitchen has never missed a serving day in thirty years, despite hurricanes, blizzards, transit shutdowns and terrorist attacks. On our very first day we served 34 meals - now we serve upwards of 1,200 every day. We have expanded our programs to respond to the changing needs of our guests, and today we offer counseling, referrals, healthcare and enrichment services, as well as a seasonal Writers' Workshop that showcases the creative abilities of our guests and volunteers. On average our counselors hold individual daily sessions with over 1,500 guests per month, providing them with vital assistance and advice: "I didn't know I could get retirement benefits. Caroline showed me that, and made the application for me. The money came through just as I was about to lose my apartment. If it wasn't for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, I'd be on the streets now." - Jose, former soup kitchen guest "I didn't want to go to a soup kitchen, but I had nowhere else to turn. It was nothing like I expected - everyone made me feel so welcome, like I was coming home. I had this feeling I hadn't had in a long time. I felt at peace. I knew we were going to make it no matter what. " - Susan, mother of five
Soup kitchen Auxiliary & Enrichment Services Writers Workshop
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As I walked in the doors, I had butterflies in my stomach but Rich put me right to work and when my shift came to a close I felt so energized! - Maddy, Volunteer
A fantastic, welcoming place. A much needed oasis for all those in need to fibd a warm meal and a warm smile in the middle of the city
I've volunteered twice with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Everyone involved is kind and considerate. They are very, very organized. Great way for groups to participate. I highly recommend this organization.
Holy Apostles is a wonderful organization and does great work in the community. It was very organized and gave very clear volunteer duties and tasks. We were happy to help and would recommend it to anyone!
It was great volunteering at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen yesterday. Our whole team had a great time and it was wonderful to see the difference they are making in the community. The volunteers and staff there were also very inspiring.
Our company volunteered at HASK. We were so impressed by this organization! They ran an incredibly buttoned up operation, very organized! They offer wonderful services to their patrons as well as a comforting environment. One staff member is nicer than the next, they were all very welcoming and patient with us. We would love to continue to support this organization, and hope to have the chance to volunteer again soon.
Illness precludes me from doing physical tasks. It does not stop me from getting people to smile, talk, and feel better about themselves if only for a short time. Greeting people at the doors and entrances is a blessing and I enjoy it, and them. The palpable karma of the Holy Apostles experience is rejuvenating. I recommend it to anyone who needs a spiritual kick in the pants!
Spending a morning volunteering at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the best gift I can give to myself.
A fantastic and deserving non profit. Thoughtful to both volunteers and guests alike. It is an honor to be able to volunteer there. They make it so easy to be part of their organization, with easy on the spot sign up. I appreciate the care they give to providing their guests, not just food but healthy food. They run many programs to provide food for the body and soul. Proud to be part of this dedicated group.
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The management of the volunteers is so efficient and well thought out that the whole time you're at the soup kitchen, you feel like you're helping the cause. Plus the volunteer regulars make everyone, guests and newbies, feel at home and welcome. HASK is Aces!!