Spring Garden Soup Society - Those We Support
Spring Garden
Soup Society

Feeding the hungry in Philadelphia since 1852


Those We Support

The Spring Garden Soup Society
provides financial aid to selected Philadelphia institutions
which provide food for those in need.

Norris Square Senior Citizens Center
NSSCC offers Hispanic seniors in this North Philadelphia neighborhood an alternative to sitting alone in their apartments.  By connecting with their peers at meals, in games, projects, day trips, and simple conversation, these older men and women maintain an enthusiasm for life that is encouraging to see.  Click here to watch a brief video tour.
Penn Home
Founded in 1848 by a group of concerned women, Penn Home is a nonprofit facility that provides assisted living and adult day care for individuals of modest means.  It is located in the Fishtown-Kensington section of Philadelphia.  To learn more, click here to visit their website.
Sherwood Day Care
Sherwood Day Care is a nonprofit organization providing nourishment to those in its West Philadelphia neighborhood struggling with inadequate food supplies. Through its soup kitchen and food distribution program, it offers the reassurance of a hot meal at least twice a week, and for those without a job or on a small fixed income, Sherwood's food giveaway represents a reliable resource for sustenance in times of need.
Spruce Hill Christian School (renamed City School)
Since 1978 this West Philadelphia multi-ethnic institution has been equipping inner-city children (K-8) for learning and life, fusing rigorous scholarship with biblical principles, the most important of which is love. For many students, their nutritious school lunch is the best meal of the day.  To learn more, click here to visit their website.
St. Francis Inn
The St. Francis Inn provides daily meals and other services for up to 300 poor and homeless persons in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.  Located in the rumbling shadow of the Market-Frankford El, the Inn is a beacon of hope in an impoverished area where hope is in short supply. Click here to visit their website.
St. John's Hospice
St. John's Hospice has been providing food, housing, and drug services for homeless men in the center city area since 1963.  They are also offer weekday lunches to indigent nonresidents, and last year served more than 60,000 meals to those in their community.  To learn more, click here to visit their website.
Face to Face
From its origins as St. Vincent's Soup Kitchen in 1985, Face to Face has evolved into a multi-faceted organization dedicated to caring for every aspect of its clients' well-being on an individualized, person-to-person basis. Offering dignity, compassion, and a sense of community to hundreds of disenfranchised men and women in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Face to Face serves about 600 meals each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to individuals and families across the demographic spectrum.
Tindley Temple
Dr. Charles Tindley, born a slave in 1851, became a Methodist pastor and the acknowledged "father of gospel music."  He had a passion for humanitarian work, and the soup kitchen and clothing ministries he instituted continue to serve the poor in his memory -- and to the glory of God.
Whosoever Gospel Mission
Since its establishment in 1892 in the Germantown section of Philadelphia by a reformed alcoholic, the Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home has been ministering on an uninterrupted basis to both the temporal and spiritual needs of the homeless men it shelters by providing meals, job training and counseling. Click here for more information.

We remain committed to the spirit of our founders' vision,
and invite tax-deductible donations from those who feel led
to support our commitment to feed the hungry.
For more information on how you can help

please click here.

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