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 and grew to be a freestanding not-for-profit corporation.

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