Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

Soup Kitchen


Photo Credit: Hanako Maki

Important information to volunteer at the Soup Kitchen 

Every Tuesday and Friday, starting the second week of the semester, a group of Loyola students volunteer at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen to prepare, serve, and share a meal. Join us to go just a few stops south on the L when you can. We do not send volunteers on days that classes are not in session.

Meet us at 3:30 in the CSA (Damen Student Center 232) with your U-Pass and proper dress code per St. Thomas of Canterbury's request. Pants no shorter than mid-calf; no leggings or yoga pants and skirts. Shirts/tops must have sleeves and a modest neckline; no loose sleeves; also, your back should be covered, even when you bend over. Closed toe shoes only and a hat or a hair net will be given to you on site. You can expect to be back on campus around 7pm. We hope to see you there! 

NEW THIS YEAR! All students will need to have a waiver (Soup Kitchen Spring 19 Waiver) signed before they leave for the Soup Kitchen. You are welcome to bring the waiver completed with you or you can complete one when you arrive. Please note that all individuals under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parents. 

***If you would like to come with a group, be sure to contact serve@luc.edu at least two weeks in advance so we can try to accommodate you.***

Please note: The soup kitchen is not an appropriate option to fulfill any type of service hours.

Please contact the CSA staff if you are looking to have service hours verified for any reason.