Sunday Food Service & Distribution - Staffed by CCC’s part-time Food Program Manager, CCC staff, and 25 – 30 Volunteers per week, CCC operates a weekly Sunday Soup Kitchen that serves breakfast at 10am, a hot sit-down lunch at 12:30pm, as well as a take-away brown bag meal to approximately 600 – 700 people per month, distributing a total of 18,000 – 20,000 meals per year. With no eligibility restrictions, meal services are offered to all without regard to age, gender, race, income, or denominational affiliation. Sunday Soup Kitchen meals consist of a healthy, diverse menu that includes fresh produce, a wide variety of meat/proteins and low-salt, heart-healthy food options.
Sunday Soup Kitchen dining hours:
Breakfast @ 10:00am
Lunch @ 12:30pm
Beyond Emergency Information & Referral Services - In addition to providing meals, the Sunday Soup Kitchen is an opportunity for clients to receive information and referral services. Unlike many volunteer-staffed emergency food programs, CCC’s experienced, professional staff and trained Outreach Volunteers help individuals and families obtain the services that can resolve emergency and crisis situations at the moment, and get them on track to leading more independent lives in the future. CCC utilizes the Sunday Soup Kitchen to make referrals to: health screenings, medical and alcohol/substance abuse programs, clothing distribution, benefits/entitlements, legal services, housing and employment assistance, rapid HIV testing and other social service programs.
Food Stamp Pre-Screening– Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamp Program pre-screening is available during Sunday Soup Kitchen hours, enabling soup kitchen clients who are eligible to begin the process of obtaining Food Stamps so they may purchase affordable food.
Volunteering - If you are interested in volunteering with the Sunday Soup Kitchen, please go to http://www.nycares.com/ and click on “Become a Volunteer” in the top right. Once you’ve become a NY Cares volunteer, you can select Cathedral Community Cares as your project site. For any other questions, please contact Lauren Phillips, 212-316-7583.
For more information on other food assistance programs, please visit:
New York City Coalition Against Hunge: Hunger Maps
New York City Emergency Food Guide
West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty Guide