all our faq
For our Guests
When are you open?
The soup kitchen opens every weekday at 5 pm and serves until 6 pm. You are welcome to arrive anytime during that hour. Eating here is like eating at a restaurant. You simply come in, find an open seat, and a volunteer will bring you a great meal.
Do I have to register?
No one needs to register and we will not ask your name or any questions. Come as often or as little as you like. We are here when you need us.
What is being served for dinner tonight?
Sorry, but we do not publish the meals ahead of time. You are welcome to ask as soon as you arrive.
Can I bring the whole family?
Where else can I get food?
Where else can I get help for me or my family?
Troy is blessed with many agencies ready to help you. Below is a list of agencies and how they can hep your family.
The Miami County Chapter of the American Red Cross provides emergency services for fire and disaster victims. Instruction is available for CPR training, first aid, and water safety. The Red Cross serves military personnel and their families in time of need as a source of communication and financial assistance.
Provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children to speak up for their interests while the Juvenile Court of Miami County is determining their placement. Often times, CASA is the only stable relationship the child has during their time within the court system.
Child Care Choices identifies child care providers for Miami County families and provides current child care information, training and support for both care givers and families needing their services.
The Family Abuse Shelter assists victims of physical and emotional violence with the following confidential services at no cost: temporary emergency housing, counseling, crisis intervention, transportation and a multitude of other advocacy services.
Provides programs and services for citizens who are deaf or have diminished hearing ability. Advocacy services include representatives who accompany the person with hearing loss to meetings, appointments with physicians and other professionals, to serve as an interpreter.
Provides financial assistance with medical costs, prescriptions, rent, food, shelter, utilities, transportation, budget planning, resume writing & employment search counseling.
Provides food and financial assistance for rent, utilities and urgent care to the needy living in the Troy/Miami County area.
Offers a place where senior citizens can gather for companionship, recreation, arts & crafts, counseling and/or referral services to other human service agencies. Additional programs include health and wellness screenings, tax preparation assistance and other workshops.
The mobile meal program allows the sick and elderly to remain in their homes as long as possible by providing one hot meal a day at lunchtime. Individuals unable to prepare their own meals receive a well-balanced meal prescribed by their physician.
Health Partners Free Clinic provides diagnostic and treatment services to individuals who are either uninsured or have only minimal health care coverage. The free clinic offers professional services provided by volunteer physicians and nurses. Services include treatment, medications and referral to other area agencies to serve the needs of the individual.
Hospice of Miami County is a home health agency designed to coordinate a program for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice emphasizes total care provided by a multi-disciplinary team, to include the physician, the Hospice personnel, and the patient’s family. Hospice provides physical care, emotional support, advocacy, symptom and pain management, and bereavement support services.
Provides affordable dental care to uninsured and under-insured people living in the Troy/Miami County area.
Miami County Alcoholism Council provides assistance to area residents, employees and/or their families in this community who suffer a problem related to alcohol. The program provides information, educational programs, diagnostic treatment and counseling, as well as referral services.
The Well Child Clinic is dedicated to keeping children healthy. The Clinic provides medical screenings, immunizations, developmental testing, laboratory tests, referrals, hearing and vision screenings to children in the Troy area.
The Miami County YMCA provides a Diabetes Program to provides education and helps pre-diabetic or diabetic people live a healthy life.
Provides affordable counseling services to people throughout the community. Professional counselors and a variety of support groups are available to the community.
The Rehabilitation Center works with people of all ages who have suffered severe neurological injuries such as strokes or paralysis due to head injuries or lack of oxygen, as well as other neurological disorders.
SafeHaven provides Mental Health Education for members with recovery learning opportunities through understanding of their mental illnesses, coping skills and advancement of life satisfaction means, all of which is based upon the 10 Fundamental Components of Recovery.
The Troy Nursing Association was founded in 1923 and was the first member agency to receive support from the United Way of Troy. Troy Nursing provides assistance with medications, health-related equipment, and referral services to other health and human service agencies.
Is dedicated to the purpose of providing companionship to boys and girls through appropriate and positive role model.
Boy Scouts – Miami Valley Council:
The Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America offers scouting programs to build character, citizenship, and personal fitness to boys in the Troy area.
The Dream Builders / Clubhouse is an after school latch key program designed and led by teens who offer children positive role models and activities such as tutoring, value-setting, community involvement and recreation.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume home library for children from birth to age 5. Each child enrolled in the program receives one book free by mail each month until their fifth birthday.
Promotes recreational, cultural, social, and educational programs for all citizens of Troy. Develops character building programs and community involvement through a multitude of civic activities. The center offers recreational and instructional swimming programs, youth basketball, aerobics and a pre-school program.
Provides after school tutoring services and assistance with homework to at-risk children in the Troy school system.
Troy Playground provides children structured playground programs throughout the summer months. Activities include organized games, crafts, and social activities. A unique theme is set for each weekly playground program.
The Troy REC provides activities for Troy citizens of all ages with emphasis on youth activities. Programs include social & recreational activities such as junior and senior high youth dances, exercise programs, indoor soccer, floor hockey and basketball, as well as a child day care program.
For our volunteers
I have food to donate, where do I drop it off?
Our door facing Water Street is unlocked from 9 am until 9 pm. Inside the door is a refrigerator and shelves for your donation. We appreciate all donations.
How do I volunteer?
We would love to have you join our amazing group of volunteers. Please contact us by completing this form. You can serve one night or volunteer a group to help the first Tuesday of each month, for example.
Can I just show up and volunteer?
We appreciate your enthusiasm, but we do schedule all our volunteers. We will let you know what nights we need help and give you a few options to help serve.
What do volunteers do?
Our volunteers help serve guests and clean the kitchen after each meal. After serving dinner the floors are swept, tables cleaned, dishes cleaned and we get the dining room ready for the next day's meal.