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…living on the brink and forced to choose between the high cost of shelter and food, new faces appear at the soup kitchen every week


North Shore Soup Kitchen Inc has been serving Glen Cove and the surrounding North ShoreCommunities since 1989. The Kitchen is located in the lower level of the First Baptist Church in Glen Cove and staffed 100% by a corps of more than 70 dedicated Volunteers. We are able to operate through the generosity of individuals, religious organizations, local businesses, civic and not for profit organizations.


Our mission is simple: Feed the Hungry with Dignity and Respect. We serve hot meals every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from12 noon to 1:00 pm year round, and Dinner on Monday nights Spring thru Summer from 5 pm to 6 pm. Meals consist of soup, fruit, salad, bread, meat, vegetable, dessert and drinks. Over 8000 meals were provided to individuals and families in 2023, no questions asked. New and

gently used clothing, shoes, groceries and hygiene products are available everyday.

Population. Our Guests come from varied backgrounds. Many struggle with their daily living expenses, are homeless, live in inadequate housing with no cooking facilities, are undocumented or are in need of employment or mental health services.


Advocacy: Caseworkers facilitate referrals to appropriate Social Service Agencies.

Financial assistance may be provided by the Kitchen for:

  • Metro cards/taxi rides when necessary for medical appointments.

  • Prescriptions when there is no insurance or to cover a co-pay.

  • Pre-employment costs such as transportation, pre-testing, fingerprinting, and costs of documents necessary in seeking a job.Eviction and Eviction and utility shutoff prevention.


Special Programs:

  • Tuition assistance for summer camp for children of guests

  • Frozen turkey giveaway at Thanksgiving for guests' families

  • In house Holiday meal celebration and gifts for guests

  • New toy giveaway at Holiday time

  • Take home holiday meal packages for everyone.

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