Friends of the Soup Kitchen

We are so grateful to all of the friends of the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen who continue to help our guests through their support. Whether it be through supplying free soup to all our guests every Friday, or making videos to spread the word, we are so thankful to have them as part of the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Family.

Tabatchnick Soup

TabatchnickTabatchnick Soup signed up to donate soup to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen so guests can enjoy a full range of rich, handcrafted flavors every Friday.

“It’s a wonderful partnership for us. I volunteered at Holy Apostles with my wife Rita over twenty years ago and I saw firsthand what a well run program it is,” Ben Tabatchnick, CEO of Tabatchnick Fine Foods who was a fourth-generation soup maker, explained.

Tabatchnick donates 500 gallons of soup every week, which saves more than $100,000 on ingredients we would have otherwise had to purchase. Ben also created the Great Soup, Good Cause campaign to help those in need  in the tri-state area and Washington, DC.

Sadly, Ben passed away in 2014 but his family continues to be steadfast supporters of the Soup Kitchen. We have created the Ben Tabatchnick Award in his honor, which is given to a dedicated supporter of the Soup Kitchen at our annual From Farm to Tray event.

About Tabatchnick Fine Foods

In business since 1905, Tabatchnick owns a retail soup business and has government contracts and access to excess commodities that has allowed it to be an innovator in developing, packaging and bringing to market a range of healthful foods for diverse audiences.

School systems, shelters, elderly nutrition programs, worldwide relief programs – all have benefited from Tabatchnick’s pioneering approach to food development and production that means bringing ready to use therapeutic foods to needy populations in a matter of weeks instead of months. By working to relieve the global food crisis, Tabatchnick and its partners in government, academia, industry and social agencies have put food within the reach of millions of the world’s poor.

starwood_1Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has been a major supporter in our From Farm to Tray event since its inception. In addition to providing a range of exciting and high value items for the silent auction, Starwood staff have given their time free of charge each year to serve food and drinks on the night, ensuring guests enjoy the best service possible. Starwood’s support is not just limited to the From Farm to Tray benefit however, as their volunteer groups also serve in the soup kitchen year round.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.

wholefoodsWhole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market in Chelsea has been a loyal supporter in our annual From Farm to Tray benefit. Aligned with our soup kitchen values of serving local, sustainable, fresh and healthy fare, Whole Foods were a natural choice of partner for our From Farm to Tray event. As well as providing ingredients to top New York chefs to create their sustainable menus on the night, Whole Food also have provided lots of extra delicious menu items – all nutritious and sustainable of course!

About Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is a dynamic leader in the quality food business. They are a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. They are building a business in which high standards permeate all aspects of their company. Quality is a state of mind at Whole Foods Market.

Their motto — Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet — emphasizes that their vision reaches far beyond just being a food retailer. Their success in fulfilling their vision is measured by customer satisfaction, team member happiness and excellence, return on capital investment, improvement in the state of the environment and local and larger community support.