Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has been a symbol of hope and compassion in the Chelsea section of Manhattan since 1982. Housed in the landmark Church of the Holy Apostles, the Soup Kitchen serves well over 1,200 hot nutritious meals on average each and every weekday, including holidays. Anyone who comes to our door is welcome – without question or qualification.
While Holy Apostles recognizes the vital importance of providing basic nourishment to those who are hungry -- much more is needed. Together with the solidarity and commitment of our staff and volunteers, Holy Apostles strives to be a gateway to positive change in the lives of the people it serves and seeks to enlarge our guests’ capacity for self-help and reconnect them to the broader community. Through our programs and in our commitment to combating hunger and homelessness, we provide the support and respect guests need to become self-sufficient and regain hope for the future. Holy Apostles is a place of humanity, compassion, and dignity.
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One of the Major Soup Kitchens in the Nation
The Largest Soup Kitchen in New York City
We help over 1,000 New Yorkers
each weekday, Monday to Friday,
with a hot and nutritious meal
and access to referrals and services.
How To Contact Us
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10001
How to Get Here
296 Ninth Avenue on the corner of 28th Street in Manhattan
Click Here For Map of Location
in the News/Media
WFU School of Divinity Visit to Holy Apostles
Ian Frazier's "Hungry Minds",
an article in The New Yorker
about the Holy Apostles Writers' Workshop
Ian Frazier's interview about
running the Writers' Workshop