We can't do it without you! Our volunteers help prepare the meals, serve the meals, clean the dishes and sweep the floors. If you are helping serve dinner, we ask that you arrive at 4:45 pm and you should be done with clean up no later than 6:30 pm.
We are blessed with many volunteers but we are always looking for more. If you have a special talent such as a construction, yard work, or cleaning, please let us know and as we always need help beyond dinner time.
If you have a group from work, church or the family, we'd love to have you visit once a month or once a quarter, whatever fits your schedule. We have many groups that volunteer the second Tuesday of each month for example.
When you volunteer to serve dinner the meal will be prepared before you arrive. You will help get the dining room ready for our guests and welcome the guests as they arrive. Guests are invited to sit in any open seat and volunteers bring the meals to them. After the meal is over, the dishes are cleaned, the floors swept and the dining hall cleaned for the next day.
To volunteer, please complete and submit the volunteer form. Someone will call or email you back to schedule a time for you to help.
You can also support us by holding a fundraiser or food drive! All of our money and food is privately donated, we do not receive any assistance form any government agency. Every little bit is appreciated. From the corner lemonade stand to large canned food drives, we cannot help those in need without your help.
If you wish to support us via a fundraiser or food drive please reach out to us first to let us know. We can help advertise the event on our Facebook page and mailing list.
3. Go Shopping
The next time you're shopping, pick up an extra box of trash bags for us! Beyond food, we also need many of the household items you buy for your home. Here is a list of items we need help purchasing:
Trash Bags (35 to 55 gallon size), Ziplock bags (large quart size and sandwich size), Dish Soap, Powder Drink Mix, Canned Milk, Sugar, Canned Fruit and Apple Sauce, Aluminum Foil, Freezer Bags (quart size), Packaged Cookies.
4. Food and Supplies Drop Off
Our doors are always open. Literally. On the Water Street side of the building, the door is always unlocked where you can drop off food and supplies. There is a refrigerator and shelves available inside for all your donations. If you are dropping off food from a caterer please make sure it is placed in the refrigerator.
5. Support us financially
You can mail or hand deliver
a check to:
St. Patrick Soup Kitchen
25 N. Mulberry
Troy, Ohio 45373
You can donate online using a credit card.
If you have an item of value you wish to donate please give
us a call.
The St. Patrick Soup Kitchen has an endowment fund setup with the Troy Foundation. If you wish to consider us in your estate planning, please contact the Troy Foundation at 937-339-8935.