Mission and History


Our mission is to feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, seek justice for the homeless, and provide a sense of hope and opportunity to those in need.

In addition to our food program, our committed staff and volunteers work with guests to ensure they are receiving full benefits, connect them to additional supportive services, help with job applications and even reunite them with family members.

Our ultimate goal is to empower our guests to experience a more manageable and fulfilling way of life.


On October 22, 1982, as a response to the increase in homelessness in Chelsea, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen fed its first thirty five meals to hungry New Yorkers. Because of the dedication of volunteers, staff and generous donors,  millions of meals have been served every week. In 2017, we honored all those who have helped keep our doors open for those most in need for 35 years. Please enjoy this short documentary about Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen:

Timeline about the Church and Soup Kitchen: