Cathedral St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
Lauren Phillips, Program Director
(212) 316-7581


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