Soup Kitchen Volunteer Opportunities

South Park Church changed the soup kitchen venue in late 2016 to a church which has a greater need and capacity. Volunteers from South Park Church began serving at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on New Year’s Eve 2016 and have been serving every six weeks since then. It’s been rewarding to shine the light of Christ on the guests at the soup kitchen, and everyone who serves finds it a blessing.  

General information on how to serve is below as well as open dates for 2018. Up to 12 volunteers can participate on each date. If you are interested, please contact John Carbone at 847-612-2188 or Please let him know how many volunteers from your family can serve and provide your cell phone, so he coordinate car pooling as the service date grows nearer. 


First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1301 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60610
Entrance on north side of Goethe, just east of LaSalle St.


  • Arrive at 9:00 am, you can park in the circle drive in front of the building
  • We cook, serve & clean up from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, lunch is served from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • No short pants or open toed shoes for your protection in the kitchen
  • Wear comfortable clothes for working in a kitchen and ones that can get soiled
  • There is no place to lock purses so just bring whatever you can carry on your person
  • Minimum volunteer age is 12 years old
  • The church serves lunch every Saturday year round; we are on Team 4 which serves every 6 weeks


Available Dates to Serve

Saturday, May 19

Saturday, August 11

Saturday, Sep 22

Saturday, Nov 3

Saturday, Dec 15

Contact Person: John Carbone
(847) 612-2188