“Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has given me a community where I feel at home.” -Robert

Soup Kitchen Stories: 2014

Voice of a Guest: Robert

“A few years ago, my apartment in the Bronx caught fire, and I ended up homeless on the streets. I was hungry and wanted to get some food and clothes,” says Robert, 46 years-old. “Someone told me about Holy Apostles and I came here to get back on my feet.”

Robert comes here for a variety of services, including haircut vouchers, clothing referrals, and shelter referrals. “They help me know where to go to get help. They helped me with detox too, helped me to get clean last year. I’ve been sober for a year now,” Robert says, proudly smiling.

Robert encourages others to come to Holy Apostles for help, too. “They help you with clothes if you need clothes, they help you with haircuts, they help you with anything you need help with. Whenever you need something, they help you, and the food is good. I like it here.”

Like many of our guests, when Robert first started coming to the soup kitchen, he was nervous. But it didn’t take long for him to get comfortable.

“When I first came here I was nervous and shy. I didn’t know anybody and kept quiet. I’m much more open now and I know everybody. It’s much better now,” Robert says. “Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has given me a community where I feel at home.”