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Soup Kitchen

On the third Friday of each month, St. Mary's, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church, provides food and staff for the Most Blessed Trinity soup kitchen in Waukegan. Our facility, at 914 8th Street in Waukegan, opens about 4 PM and we generally finish our work around 7:15 PM. Volunteers come and go at whatever times their circumstances require. We serve dinner from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Before dinner we prepare by setting up tables, warming casseroles, preparing salads and other dishes, then we clean up the facility and put away our equipment. Over the summer, we were serving an averate of 175-200 meals each month.

Soup Kitchen Dates in 2019:

 -           July 19, 2019

-          August 16, 2019

-          September 20, 2019

-          October 18, 2019

-          November 15, 2019

-          December 20, 2019

-          January 17, 2020

-          February 21, 2020

-          March 20, 2020

-          April 17 , 2020

Parishioners are invited to volunteer to help us and/or to donate food for our effort. Meat, potatoes, rice, vegetables, casseroles (all cooked and unfrozen), fruit and salad ingredients are welcome. Gifts can be left at the Parish Center Office until 3:15 PM on a soup kitchen day. Please wrap donations securely (in a plastic bag if the contents are moist) so they can be transported without spills or loss. If we have any food left over, we share it with a local men's shelter or with one of the other groups which serves other days at our site.

For more information, you can contact Ellen Kelly Tierney at 847-295-4649 or You may also call the Parish Center at 847-234-0205 for information.

Thank you for your concern for our neighbors in need.