You can get much more than soup!

You are welcome to our Meals/Soup Kitchen dining room on 617 Main Street, Middletown 363 days a year where you can enjoy three meals each day.

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

Be one of 1,085 different people who visit our Soup Kitchen and enjoy 93,000 meals during the year prepared by our Chef/Meals Coordinator Jeremiah Ruffini (860-344-0097, Ext. 15). Three other part-time meals assistants are on hand throughout the week to provide efficient and friendly service.

Chef/Meals Coordinator Jeremiah Ruffini
Lydia Brewster, Assistant Director of Community Services

Lydia Brewster, Assistant Director of Community Services

Get Connected to Other Services

You will be welcomed by Lydia Brewster, Assistant Director of Community Services (860.344.0097 ext. 18 lydia@svdmiddletown.org. She can assist you by referring you to other social service programs in our mission or in the greater community.

 

 

Have Fun, Make Friends

Tend to our Erin Street Community Garden plot that produces an array of herbs and vegetables for the Soup Kitchen. Anyone who enjoys writing or would like to try writing in a safe environment would enjoy Writer’s Bloc.  The group meets weekly on Thursday afternoons at 2:30. Bring a notebook.  No experience is required.

From November to April, Game Night takes place in the Soup Kitchen on the 2nd Friday of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm. Ping pong, Scrabble, chess, card games, and snacks included.

Sign up for flu shots, free eye exams and glasses, extensive health screening services, HIV and hepatitis C testing, veterans’ services and free dental clinics.

L.E.A.D (Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Development) is a speaker’s bureau made up of individuals who have experienced homelessness. A subcommittee of Middlesex County Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, the group meets twice monthly on the first and third Friday of the month from 2:30 – 3:30 in the Soup Kitchen.  Anyone who has experienced homelessness or is currently homeless is invited to participate.

Be part of the Soup Kitchen Advisory Board. SKAB is made up of regular guests of the Soup Kitchen that provides guidance to staff on matters of Soup Kitchen policy.

Ways to Help & Donate to the Soup Kitchen

How You Can Help

There are many valuable ways you can volunteer at our Soup Kitchen. You can prepare food in the kitchen or serve our guests on the buffet-style line. Come in by yourself, for community service hours, with family members, your co-workers, or a church group. Please contact Lydia Brewster, 860-344-0097, x. 18 to volunteer.

If your church or organization would like to make a hot meal and bring it on a Sunday evening, please call Zully Torres, (860- 344-0097 x10) for details and to get on the our schedule. You can also confidently donate food right to our door covered by the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act weekdays and Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We also love your fresh produce from your gardens!