The Soup Kitchen was featured in the newsletter of the Diocese of Bethlehem. To read the article, please use this link.
The Trinity Soup Kitchen began as an effort to meet a real need in the time of transition in which Bethlehem lost its primary identity as “Steel City,” the home of Bethlehem Steel. A group of ladies from the parish recognized the immediate need to provide food for the growing number of starving and homeless residents of the city. Their work of mercy—of literally cooking soup and taking it to various places and serving it from the back of cars and trucks—gradually became more focused, and organized—thus, the Soup Kitchen was born.
In the midst of the pandemic, it has not been possible to continue the daily sit-down meal in the Parish Hall—which routinely fed more than 100 guest. The work of the Soup Kitchen continues, though. Volunteers come to Trinity each day and prepare a take out meal for those who are homeless, and who, often, have no other resources on which to depend. Each day from noon to 12:30 p.m., some fifty guests are able to come to the “take out window” in the Memorial Garden for a warm meal which they can take with them.
In so far as possible, every effort is made to assist the guests with any resources which are available.