Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Mission Integration

Soup Kitchen


Photo Credit: Hanako Maki

What to know before volunteering 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. To travel to this service opportunity we will be using public transit please bring your UPass or be prepared to pay. 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 7:15pm. We hope to see you there!  

If you are under 18 you are still welcome to come to the Soup Kitchen with us! You will need to have a waiver completed by your parent/guardian before you will be able to come (SK Waiver Spring 23). If you have any questions about this please contact us at serve@luc.edu.

If you are looking to use the Soup Kitchen to fulfill any kind of required service hours, you must first contact CSA at serve@luc.edu and meet with the CSA Coordinator before beginning your service hours. Volunteers must obtain the signature of the CSA Coordinator before fulfilling service hours at the soup kitchen. Soup Kitchen is not a reliable option to fulfill service hours since you will not be guaranteed a spot every week. Please read the full policy here