St. Francis Soup Kitchen - Home

St. Francis Soup Kitchen has provided nourishment in downtown Jacksonville for more than thirty years.

The Kitchen is a volunteer-operated facility located at the Providence Center at 134 E. Church Street in the heart of downtown. 

Every Saturday, the Kitchen's volunteers open the door to serve hundreds of our community's less fortunate, poor, and homeless. Many are alone, without the connections that would empower their lives. Many are hungry or have medical needs. Others have hopes of landing a job, providing for their families. 

In the words of Mother Teresa, missionary and saint, "Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." 

You will find a few quotes here. We take instruction, and inspiration, from many, especially St. Francis of Assisi and St. Teresa of Kolkata.

Our goal is to show love and regard by extending a hand, a smile, a welcome.










NOTICE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THIS INSTITUTION IS PROHIBITED FROM DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR DISABILITY. TO FILE A COMPLAINT OF DISCRIMINATION, WRITE USDA DIRECTOR OF CIVIL RIGHTS, ROOM 376-W WHITTEN BUILDING, 1400 INDEPENDENCE AVE., WASHINGTON,D.C., 202250-9410 OR CALL 202-720-5964. USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.