"... for it is in giving that we receive... -St. Francis of Assisi


Our Kitchen volunteers are primarily needed two days weekly:

  • Friday
    8:15am to 10:30am
    Prepare the meal offered to guests on Saturday

  • Saturday
    9:00am to 1:00pm
    Serve the main meal, salads, and desserts to our guests; refill drinks; clean and reset tables as new guests arrive

        Volunteer Guidelines:

  • To volunteer, please email us at cricketjd at comcast.net.
  • We confirm volunteer dates and limit the number of volunteers for each session.
  • Volunteers must be aged 15 and older.
  • Community Service Hour forms can be provided as needed.
  • Groups wishing to volunteer must contact us in advance to be placed on the calendar.
  • We are not able to accept court-mandated persons for service.
  • If we are fully booked, we may not be able to accept volunteers. Don't worry; alternative dates are available.
  • Food is served to guests only on Saturdays.


Financial contributions support the ongoing operation of the Soup Kitchen and are gratefully accepted.

Checks should be made to St. Francis Soup Kitchen and sent to the address below. Please provide a return address so that an acknowledgment letter and receipt for tax purposes can be sent.

St. Francis Soup Kitchen
134 East Church Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202 

Contribute Clothing.

Clean, second-hand street and workforce clothing is needed year-round. Because our supplies vary, please email us in advance about the items you would like to donate. If our inventory is full, we may suggest another outlet. 

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home." -Mother Teresa