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St. Francis Soup Kitchen

St Francis of Assisi
"We must acknowledge the dignity of the poor, respect them, esteem them, love them, serve them."
-Saint Teresa of Kolkata

About Us

Breakfast Customers

The Soup Kitchen began serving the downtown community on July 4, 1979. Originally called St. Anthony’s Bread for the Poor, the ministry was started by Mrs. Mary Korson. She and a few volunteers began by handing out sandwiches and water to people who would come to the door.  Through the years more needy came and more volunteers became involved. The menu was expanded and a clothes closet was added. The name was changed in response to volunteers from a Franciscan lay ministry.

Volunteers seat customers at SFSK

The present St. Francis Soup Kitchen was formally the cafeteria of the Immaculate Conception School which closed many years ago. Mrs. Korson retired as director of the Kitchen after twenty years of dedicated service and Jim and Diane McVety assumed the co-director roles. We are still a completely volunteer mission and are blessed to have many who give their time, talent and treasure to serve.

Awesome volunteers at St Francis Soup Kitchen
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