Cathedral St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
Lauren Phillips, Program Director
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine’s Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) initiative aims to “combat and alleviate poverty through preventative poverty services, education and and advocacy-specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger.” The program aims to address the needs of the underserved as well as tackle policy solutions in the long run to create a greater community and be a better aid to its clients.
The Cathedral Community Care services include the Sunday Soup Kitchen, which serves breakfast weekly at 10 am, a hot sit-down lunch at 12:30 pm, and a take-away brown bag meal for 600-700 people per month. This Sunday food service and distribution provides an estimated 18,000-20,000 meals annually. CCC’s professional staff and trained Outreach Volunteers are available at the Sunday Soup Kitchen to help make referrals to health screenings, medical and alcohol/substance abuse programs, clothing distribution, benefits/entitlements, legal services, housing and employment assistance, and rapid HIV testing, among other social service programs.
- Sunday Soup Kitchen dining hours:
Breakfast 10 am
Lunch 12:30 pm
- Eligibility: Everyone
- Food: Fresh produce, a wide variety of meat/proteins, and low-salt, heart-healthy food options