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 Program, Houghton-Jones Neighborhood Center, Ames Youth Program, Tabernacle Youth Study Program, Saginaw Valley United Youth Program in Bridgeport, Mark Neumeier Youth Center, Elijah Dillard Youth Program, and Wavelength Youth 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


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