Our Mission:

The East Side Soup Kitchen will provide a nutritious lunchtime meal Monday through Friday to all who come to the door with dignity and respect for each person. The East Side Soup Kitchen will also provide an After-School Meal to children at all recreation centers requesting service in writing.

At the present time, the sites are as follows: YMCA After School Programs at the Y and Jessie Rouse School, Cathedral District Youth Center, Interim Alternative Education Program, Houghton-Jones Neighborhood Center, Boys and Girls Club, Ames Youth Program and Tabernacle Youth Study Program.

No limits exist regarding degree of need, race and/or religious beliefs in either program.

Extended Services
  • Optical Services
  • Medical Clinic Services
  • Miscellaneous Needs
News & Events

September: Spaghetti Dinner

October: Michigan Sampler

November: Annual Holiday Appeal card mailed to donors.

February: Souper Bowl Sunday

June: ESSK Annual Golf Outing

August: Stuff-A-Bus


Food Wish List

Canned Vegetables

  • - Green Beans
  • - Pork & Beans
  • - Corn
  • - Peas

Canned Fruit

  • - Peaches
  • - Pears
  • - Fruit Cocktail
  • - Applesauce

Additional Items

  • - Spaghetti Sauce
  • - Yams/Sweet Potatoes
  • - Tuna and/or Salmon
  • - Coffee
  • - Any kind of Packaged Cookies
  • - Any kind of Fresh Fruit
  • - Pudding and Fruit Cups

Gift Certificates for
Sam's Club or Gordon Foods