*Only contact Steve if you are trying to find the site and you get lost, or you are running late on Saturday.*
Nature and Purpose of Agency
The soup kitchen at St. Joe’s has been running every Saturday for over 20 years. Each Saturday, volunteers come together to prepare a hot meal for 150-200 people. Many of the people who come to lunch are homeless, elderly or living on a very limited income. The soup kitchen is funded by outside organizations, and St. Joseph’s parish supports the program by donating the use of its basement. Volunteers come from the parish, corporate volunteer groups, local universities, and the community at large.
Tasks Available for Students
Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Assist with preparing and serving meals. Students must be present for the entire time.
Student Awareness/Special Instructions
2 STUDENTS ONLY! St. John’s students can go each Saturday
Take the Q46 bus to Union Turnpike/Queens Blvd. Transfer to the F train toward Manhattan/Coney Island. Get off at the W 4th St. Station. Walk to 111 Washington Place. St. Joe’s is on the corner of Washington Place and 6th Avenue. Go down the basement stairs to get to the soup kitchen (about 1 hour from campus)