Soup Kitchen




The Community Soup Kitchen is open every Saturday of the year serving a hot meal between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.  All are welcome. Enter from the alley between 1st Street and Riverside Drive.

Every Saturday the host team prepares and serves a delicious, nutritional meal. Volunteers from each church plan, cook and serve the meal while conversing with the guests.  In addition churches have provided entertainment for the guests and books for the children. A special holiday meal is provided at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

In 1982, under the supervision of Sister Joanna of The House of Bread and Peace, the Community Soup Kitchen at St. Paul’s opened.  Since that year there have been several leaders but it has always been a mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to offer the use of its facility for this wonderful ministry.

Today the following churches serve as hosts six or more Saturday mornings a year.  They are St John’s Catholic Church—Newburgh, Fairlawn United Methodist Church, East Side Christian Church, St. Benedict Catholic Cathedral, Trinity United Methodist Church, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and two special individuals Charlie Wilhite and Joe Hess.

There is always room for more persons to become involved with this group.  We need volunteers.  Just call the church office (812) 422-9009 and leave your name and number.  Someone will contact you.