Soup Kitchen

June 2023

Current Friday volunteer needs – April 2023

Our “Snowbirds” have kept everything moving along through the winter months but they have all flown home or packing their bags to do so. Perhaps you have one Friday a month to give to this outreach service or maybe only when you are here every other month or two.  It doesn’t have to be a weekly job.  Bring your neighbors and friends! 

Soup Kitchen Fridays start with the Coordinators and Cooks’ prep work at 8:30 AM. 

Making the BAGS: We fill 117 bags for adults and 25 bags for children every Friday morning starting at 9:00.  There are numerous items that go into each bag – 2 pieces of fresh fruit, a pack-a-Nabs or granola bar, bag of chips, bag of cookies, cutlery wrapped in napkins, and condiments to go with that day’s meal.  The children’s bag vary slightly from that list.  It takes 3 or 4 people about an hour to fill all of these bags. 

Making the SANDWICHES: We make 104 meat and cheese sandwiches every Friday morning starting at 9:00. It takes 4 or 5 people an hour an a half to make the sandwiches. 

Making the MEALS: We serve 65 adult hot meals and 25 children’s sandwiches every Friday morning.  Prep and cooking begin at 8:30. Menus are easy and vary but are nutritious and hearty. It takes us the full 2 hours to get our food made and plated up for take away.  We could use one more COOK! 

We are also looking for another KITCHEN COORDINATOR to work with Tricia Rawls to plan meals and grocery lists.  If there is any interest in any of the jobs listed above, please email Tricia Rawls at  Thank You!

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” — Martin Luther King, Jr

The Soup kitchen is a weekly ministry that serves persons in need in our community by sharing the love of God, providing food for nourishment, kindness and hope for the future.  Hot meals are served on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 until 11:30 am at the Hilton Head campus Celebration Center.  Volunteers are needed from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Perishable and non-perishable groceries are distributed on an unlimited basis. Full selection available both Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 until 11:30 am.


Our dream was providing a safe, warm or cool place to enjoy a hot meal. Our goal was always simple: to share a good meal, in God’s house with those less fortunate with dignity, compassion and lots of love.

On September 9, 2011, St. Andrew By-The-Sea served its first Friday lunch to the homeless, hungry, unemployed and working poor from our church neighborhood. On some Fridays, the kitchen now serves as many as 80 guests including children in the Celebration Center.

The food comes from deliveries from Second Helpings, Panera Bread, our own kitchen volunteers, and other organizations from our community. Some has to be purchased when needed.

We eat together, pray together, listen to stories, hold and rock the babies while Moms enjoy a needed break and for a short time provide a loving family atmosphere that maybe missing right now for some of the guests.

We have on going needs for funds to purchase food when not donated. Also we need paper products and containers with lids, drink mix, salad dressing, salsa, cookies, brownies, etc.

More volunteers are always needed. Children can make table decorations for different seasons, Sunday School classes can sponsor a Friday lunch. We can always use an extra casserole on any given Friday.

Your time and talent in the kitchen and/or financial support will always be welcome.

When the weather turns cold we try to provide socks, gloves, scarfs, and hats.

We are all so blessed and have so much to be thankful for even during these trying economic times. This ministry gives us all an opportunity to show God’s love. The best part will be the blessing you receive as you reach out of your comfort zone and provide that unconditional love.

Lunch Menu: Different each week consisting of good fresh nutritious home cooked food, fresh fruit and fresh salad. 

Harvest Table: A complete selection of perishable and non-perishable food provided by our partners Second Helpings and Deep Well. Meat, dairy, salads, fruit, vegetables, canned goods, sweet pastries and pies, bread, and fellowship are distributed on a no limit basis.

Stop by any given Tuesday or Friday and share some love.

Click here for the Soup Kitchen Mission Statement-Grace

Click here for a list of where to get food on Hilton Head.

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