Serving at the Soup Kitchen


The Conference Kitchen, a service of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, ensures that the working poor, homeless, elderly, children, people between jobs, individuals on fixed incomes, and those who have nowhere else to turn can receive a free nutritious meal, three times a day, five days a week. The meal is prepared and served by a difference congregation, synagogue or mosque, to as many as 200 needy persons. 

The St. James team is responsible for this ministry on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  To volunteer with the St. James group click here. For more information, please contact the church office. 


In 2013, the Soup Kitchen:

  • Served 37,746 meals (16,000 meal increase over 2004) with 1,905 meals served to children
  • Provided weekly health screenings and referral services

The Soup Kitchen:

  • Offers a warm atmosphere serving hot, nutritionally balanced meals to hungry men, women and children daily since 1982;
  • Provides the meal in a safe environment:
  • To the homeless;
  • To families with children, especially during the summer when they are not provided meals in school feeding programs;
  • To the elderly on fixed incomes;
  • To the working poor whose minimum wage and/or temporary employment does not adequately meet their needs.
  • Provides referrals services for housing, clothing, and general assistance;
  • Helps people regain their self-esteem by volunteering in a variety of ways in the operation of the soup kitchen;
  • Offers volunteers from churches, synagogues, mosques and community groups the opportunity to serve their neighbors in need; &
  • Gives community service workers a place to complete their service.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:00 am, lunch from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm and dinner from 4:00 to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Location: Dubbs Memorial Community Center, 457 W. Allen Street, Allentown, PA 18102




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