September 2019 – Soup Kitchen Critical Shortages

Sliced Lunch Meats – Canned Tuna – Mayonnaise – Grape Jelly – Salad Dressing

Grits – Oatmeal – Healthy Breakfast Cereals – Eggs – Take Home Snacks – Coffee Mugs!

Bring what you can to the Soup Kitchen, 617 Main Street Middletown, Monday – Saturday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM. And thank you!

The Basics

  • Breakfast: A Continental breakfast and coffee between 7:00 and 10:30 a.m.

  • Lunch (Main Meal): We serve a hot, nutritious meal between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Dinner: Sandwiches and snacks are available for pick up during lunch hours.

  • Sunday Breakfast: courtesy of area churches, 7-8:30 a.m. (Nov-April only.)

  • Sunday Dinner: Between 5:00-6:00 p.m., a meal is provided by local faith communities


Meet With Lydia Brewster in Person

Lydia Brewster, Assistant Director of Community Services

Interested in Volunteering?

There is always a lot to do in a soup kitchen.  Prepping vegetables, making sandwiches, working on the serving line during breakfast or lunch periods…  If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, reach out to Lydia Brewster at 850-344-0097 X-18, or email her.

Meet Lydia Brewster, Assistant Director of Community Services for SVD Middletown.  She runs one of the friendliest and most welcoming soup kitchens that you will ever experience.  Restaurant quality dishes and balanced nutrition are just the beginning.  She gets to know each member of our community, making sure that the opportunity for a better life is within reach for our guests.  In addition to meals, we have:

          • Writers Bloc – a group which meets weekly to explore the world of writing, sharing their own creative work and exploring this form of expression

          • SKAB – Soup Kitchen Advisory Board.  Regular guests of the soup kitchen who share thoughts and input on dining room policies.

          • L.E.A.D (Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Development) is a speaker’s bureau made up of individuals who have experienced homelessness, meeting twice monthly.

          • Referrals for things like:

            • Flu Shots

            • Health Screenings

            • Dental Clinics

            • Foot Care Days

            • Free Eye Exams and Access to Eye Glasses

            • Veteran’s Services

            • Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Concerns