The Soup Kitchen operates Monday through Friday, serving a nutritious meal between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. The average number served is 150 per day. We primarily serve the homeless, the temporarily unemployed, MH/MR clients, and those who are economically disadvantaged.
Please note that our primary ministry is providing hospitality to our guests. As such, we unfortunately are unable to provide food pantry services. If you need assistance, please click here to access a list of food pantries in Northampton County, and here for a list of food pantries in Lehigh County.
The Soup Kitchen is staffed by a group of volunteers, some from area churches. They play an especially important role on the two festive meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also have workers from AARP, Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, Cedar Crest College, VIA, Northampton County Probation Office, and from other area schools and religious institutions.
For information about the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter (December through March) click here.
Each day, hospitality workers and a social worker are available to help guests with navigating the social services systems.
Financial support for the Trinity Soup Kitchen comes from grants received from several foundations, contributions and gifts from local individuals, local churches, and proceeds from Bethlehem’s CROP Walk. Food items are supplied through donations and purchases from the USDA, Second Harvest Food Bank, local restaurant supply companies, and area grocery stores.
If you are interested in volunteering or contributing financially to this vital ministry, please contact the Rev. Elizabeth Miller, Soup Kitchen Coordinator via phone at 610-867-4741 x302, or via email. You can also visit us on Facebook to find out more about what we’re doing to meet the needs of the hungry in our neighborhood.