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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our mission is to provide food for those who are in need and to empower them through our partnership with other community and social agencies to take control of their lives and improve their life situation.

Results: We have seen several individuals move from the streets into affordable rooms and apartments as the result of our assistance in connecting them with the proper social agencies. Through fundraising we have purchased a new industrial stove and obtained funds to accommodate the increasing numbers of people in need.

Target demographics: Homeless, low income individuals and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,500 individuals we have served hot meals to and given access to health screenings and social services though our partnering organizations in the past year.

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia and surrounding counties

Programs: The feeding program; health screenings; access to community resources; community computer lab for job searches etc .

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lombard Soup Kitchen filled me up when I was empty. I had good food, good company, good music and prayer and good conversations. I left there happy, satisfied and hopeful for the peace of our world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic and friendly staff. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to make a difference in their community.

1 Geoffrey B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I must admit, I had no idea what was in store for me when I agreed to go with my friend to the Lombard Soup Kitchen. Needless to say I wasn't exactly excited, but WOW. The people that work there are amazing, and the community members being served are fantastic. I've been making weekly trips to help out and am never disappointed. Everybody should make their way down, and if you don't, do something for the community. Volunteer somewhere, donate money to some foundation, do an event for a cause, go out and make the world a better place.

1 Rania M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lombard soup kitchen is life changing. Both those who serve and those being served are the most gracious people I have ever met. Lombard put the world in perspective for me and showed me how even though times can be hard (and I mean really hard) there are always reasons to be thankful. Starting my Friday mornings off with Lombard starts my day off right and is always a great way to wrap up a stressful week at school. Thank you Lombard!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people that are running the kitchen are wonderful. They make you feel welcome, and they are providing a great service to the people of Philadelphia. I would definitely recommend volunteering there to friends.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a great service to the persons in need of the West Philadelphia area. They not only offer food, but medical information and limited screening, a warm place to be and even kinder individuals to staff it.

hunterkaie

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This charity was a wonderful soup kitchen. The food was wonderful and the people were so friendly. The group leader, Danny, was great. Though there was not much to do, I feel we helped a lot. We also got the chance to talk to the people coming for a meal there and that is very important to me.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This was my first time volunteering at Lombard Central Presbyterian Church soup kitchen, and I felt so welcomed. It was very lively and fun to volunteer here, and if you asked about something, there's always someone helping you. The people and atmosphere made the experience so much better, and I know that this volunteer service was going for a good cause. I would definitely come back.

Wesley G.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

In the several trips I have made to Lombard so far this year, I have been extremely impressed. To be honest, interacting with the individuals (both those serving and those being served) at the soup kitchen was probably just as beneficial to me as it was to those I tried to help. Though the wealth gap in America is startling, and I have always known about it, one cannot truly understand the severity of the problem of hunger until one witnesses it firsthand. On my first day at Lombard, I heard a woman proclaim, "Jesus is so good! I thought I was going to have to wait till Tuesday to eat!" (this was on the preceding Friday). I was blown away. I must admit, I wish I had gotten to do more interacting with the individuals at the soup kitchen instead of just cleaning, but that was likely due to the scheduling difficulties on my end of the volunteering experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I think this is a great service to the community. I feel we had a few to many volunteers the day I volunteered, so we did all have something to do the whole time. I know that it is hard to know how many volunteerers are going to show up each day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Overall it was very good. The people there were nice and were extremely welcoming. They told us what we needed to do and helped us put if we had any issues.