Mission: The mission of the Cathedral Kitchen is to provide meals and other services to the poor and hungry of the city of Camden without regard to race, religion or sex. The Cathedral Kitchen gives every consideration to serving its guests with dignity and respect; no person is denied a meal unless he/she poses a threat to others.
Programs: The cathedral soup kitchen serves the poor and homeless of the camden, nj area. It serves meals monday through saturday; in 2014 over 120,000 meals were served. Csk also provides meals to local shelters and halfway houses pursuant to contracts with other local agencies. Free and reduced fee health and dental care are available to camden residents; local partners provide the services at the csk site. Csk also operates a culinary arts training program that trains impoverished individuals. Two 17 week classes are held each year. Csk also provides off site catering services in conjunction with its culinary arts training program. All income derived from the catering and contracts are used to support other csk programs.
My kids starting donating their time as a part of their community service project at school and I quickly learned how great the need was in Camden, for individuals to simply have a meal and the opportunity to socialize with others in a warm, safe environment. The Kitchen has a wonderful group of volunteers, who help serve meals and keep up a wonderful building. The Catherdral Soup Kitchen obtains donations of food from a some wonderful companies and have a number of individual donations to support providing meals, but the need is great. In addition they provide dental services, a job training program and many other valuable services for the community.