Xavier Mission’s Welcome Table soup kitchen was profiled by the Queens Daily Eagle.


‘Making Soup is Easy, Giving it to 2,000 is Not’

By Victoria Merlino

Xavier Mission starts preparing for its weekly soup kitchen on Sundays at 6 a.m. The chef will make her entrance, followed in waves by her crew, a leadership team and an army of over 100 volunteers. It will be all hands on deck chopping lettuce, rolling up silverware and washing takeout containers until the lunch rush hits a little after midday.

Then, the mission will dole out 1,500 to 2,000 to people in need that come in from not only Manhattan, but Queens, Brooklyn and beyond.

“It’s a lot of moving parts,” Christina Bowman, director of outreach for the mission, said in an interview with the Eagle.

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