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.