St. Mary's Soup Kitchen
Our companion parish, St. Mary's, Bainbridge, is a small urban parish struggling to maintain membership. Located off South Street in Philadelphia, St. Mary's has established a soup kitchen which operates every Saturday, serving approximately one hundred homeless and unemployed adults and their families.
St. James provides help with the soup kitchen on the third Saturday of the month. Participants gather in the parking lot of St. James at 9:15 AM to carpool to St. Mary's. Soup is prepared in the St. James' kitchen on the Thursday prior at 9:00 AM. Cookies, which are baked by many St. James parishioners, are also taken along to distribute after the meal.
If you are interested in assisting at the soup kitchen or with soup preparation, please arrive at St. James at the times indicated. Cookies should be left in the kitchen labeled St. Mary's.