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Soup Kitchen


The St. Thomas soup kitchen offers delicious meals every Tuesday and Friday to those in need. The soup kitchen is affectionately called the Joe Glunz Memorial Soup Kitchen and has been run by Jim Eder, the "temporary director," for the past 28 years. He is a wonderfully dedicated man who devotes his time to cooking soup, guiding the volunteers, and keeping peace when needed.

What do SFX volunteers do for the Soup Kitchen?

During the school year, college students from Loyola and Northwestern help out, but occasionally there is a need for additional volunteers.

With the dedication of volunteers, the Soup Kitchen is able to serve twice a week, and provide the guests with enough food to take home for another meal. Along with soup, the meal also includes Heavenly Hearth bread and butter, a salad, a dessert, and milk, coffee, or juice. Guests may receive as many helpings as they wish, so that no one ever leaves the Soup Kitchen still feeling hungry. Dinner preparation begins at 3:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:30.

One guest noted, "You've never had soup until you've had it at Canterbury’s, because it’s made with love."

Click here, if you would like to make a donation for the benefit of the St. Thomas of Canterbury soup kitchen.

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