St. John's Bread and Life

The University’s unique relationship with St. John’s Bread and Life Soup Kitchen in Brooklyn seeks to promote  community-based research, service-learning, and increasing students' understanding of poverty.

St. John’s Bread and Life was founded in 1982. As a ministry of the Daughters of Charity and the Vincentian Fathers at St. John the Baptist Parish, it soon expanded beyond the parish boundaries. Recognizing the increasing involvement of University personnel, Bread and Life grew to be a freestanding not-for-profit corporation and recently came to be officially sponsored by St. John's University.

Today, Bread and Life serves over 1,000 meals daily to hungry New Yorkers and offers a variety of  services to its clients.