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Sorry, but we do not publish the meals ahead of time.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?

Absolutely! From babies to grandparents, everyone is welcome here!

Where else can I get food?

The First Presbyterian Church at 20 S Walnut St. in Troy serves breakfast from 9 - 10 am every Monday through Friday. Richards Chapel at 813 Mckaig St. in Troy serves lunch from 12 - 1 pm Monday though Thursday. Kennedy Hall at 1312 Mckaig St. in Troy serves lunch on Saturday from 12 - 1 pm.

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. American Red Cross, Miami County, Ohio Chapter: (937) 332-1414
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. CASA/GAL: (937) 335-0209
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: (937) 667-1799
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. Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County: (937) 339-6761
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. Family Services / Services for the Deaf: (937) 222-9481; (937) 640-8032 (24 hour)
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. Partners In Hope: (937) 335-0448
Provides financial assistance with medical costs, prescriptions, rent, food, shelter, utilities, transportation, budget planning, resume writing & employment search counseling. The New Path: (937) 669-1213
Provides food and financial assistance for rent, utilities and urgent care to the needy living in the Troy/Miami County area. Troy Senior Citizen Center: (937) 335-2810
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. Health Services & Programs Altrusa Mobile Meals: (937) 332-0036
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: (937) 332-0894
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: (937) 335-5191
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. Miami County Dental Clinic: (937) 339-8656
Provides affordable dental care to uninsured and under-insured people living in the Troy/Miami County area. Miami County Recovery Council: (937) 335-4543
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. Miami County Well Child Clinic: (937) 573-3520
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. Miami County YMCA: (937) 440-9622
The Miami County YMCA provides a Diabetes Program to provides education and helps pre-diabetic or diabetic people live a healthy life. New Creation Counseling Center: (937) 667-4678
Provides affordable counseling services to people throughout the community. Professional counselors and a variety of support groups are available to the community. Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development: (937) 773-7630
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, Inc: (937) 615-0126
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. Troy Nursing Association and Troy Milk Fund: (937) 623-1952
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. Youth and Educational Services & Programs Big Brothers / Big Sisters 937-220-6850 www.bbbsg
Is dedicated to the purpose of providing companionship to boys and girls through appropriate and positive role model.
Boy Scouts – Miami Valley Council: (937) 278-4825
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 Clubhouse / Dream Builders Group: (937) 667-1069 x 274
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 / Troy–Miami County Public Library (937) 339-0502
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. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio: (888) 350-5090 Girl Scouts provides girls ages 5-17 scouting activities to develop strong planning and leadership skills, as well as participation in camping programs. Lincoln Community Center: (937) 335-2715
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. The Future Begins Today-Homework Helper Program: (937) 332-0467
Provides after school tutoring services and assistance with homework to at-risk children in the Troy school system. Troy Playground Association: (937) 339-5145
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. Troy Recreation Association: (937) 339-1923
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.

Can I help cook food?

If you have a special talent and would like to help in the kitchen please let us know. But typically, the meals are prepared and ready to serve when you arrive at 4:45.

What time should I be there?

We begin serving at 5 pm so please arrive at 4:45 pm. We are typically done cleaning no later than 6:30 pm.