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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.

Serving those in need at Bread and Life Soup Kitchen

Campus Ministry’s “Fridays in the Soup Kitchen” offers students and employees a remarkable opportunity to enhance the lives of underserved New Yorkers while enriching their own through Vincentian Service.

Fridays in the Soup Kitchen is held at St. John’s Bread and Life in Brooklyn, NY, and serves more than 1,000 meals each day. The ultimate goal of Bread and Life is to help clients become self-sufficient.

Round-trip transportation is provided. Interested employees are strongly suggested to get approval from their direct supervisors in order to perform service during the work day.

To volunteer for Fridays in the Soup Kitchen click here and register. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Fr. Tri Duong, C.M. at 718-990-3354 or at