Is This New York’s Largest Soup Kitchen?

The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen will host its 4th annual sustainable food benefit, From Farm to Tray, on May 19, 2016. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, Holy Apostles is the largest emergency feeding program in New York state, serving nearly 1,000 meals every weekday. This event will raise much needed funds to support the individuals and families during the very busy summer season.

The event will find some of New York’s top chefs and restaurants, such as Ralpheal Abrahante of Thalassa, Laurence Edelman of Left Bank, Gotham Burger Social Club, Stumptown, Darren Berman of Zio Ristorante, Craig Reid of Westin Times Square, Michael Armstrong and Yvan Lemoine of Bodega Negra, Arthur Lee of Ristorante Morini and Epicurean Events serving up local and sustainable bites, using food generously donated by Whole Foods Market.

Instagram sensation Gotham Burger Social Club will be hosting the VIP reception and introducing the All American Burger by Black Tap. This night’s food philosophy mirrors that of the soup kitchen’s daily service which focuses on food that is not only delicious, but nutritionally sound as well.

“We always strive for the best tasting food possible, but we also want to focus on nutritional content, sharing new and different foods with our guests, and maximizing our use of locally grown and seasonal food,” says Director, Michael Ottley. Holy Apostles only uses New York produce, whole grain rice and pasta, and in-season fruits and vegetables.

Since its inception in 2013, the From Farm to Tray benefit and it’s has raised over $600,000 in cash and in-kind support and introduced over 60 new partnerships to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. These gains have made a considerable impact in the effort to support New York’s growing homeless and hungry populations.

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Event Details

From Farm to Tray: is a walk-around tasting event for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen on Thursday, May 19 that will feature a selection of locally-grown tasting menus and sustainable beverages. There will also be a silent auction during the gala.

Event Specifics:

  • Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street), New York, NY 10001
  • 6-7 p.m VIP Reception. 7-9 p.m General Admission Cocktail Reception
  • Tickets start at $150. To purchase visit or call (212) 924-0167

 Honoring: Ian Frazier, Award-winning author & The New Yorker staff writer

 VIP Reception Hosts:
Gotham Burger Social Club presents Burgers by Black Tap

Featured Chefs: Michael Armstrong & Yvan Lemoine, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown; Ginger Pierce & Preston Madason, Jams; Laurence Edelman, Left Bank; Arthur Lee, Ristorante Morini of Altamarea Group; Ralpheal Abrahante, Thalassa; Craig Reid, The Westin New York at Times Square; Darren Berman & Roberto Manfe, Zio Ristorante; Catering by Epicurean Events; Food Truck by Google.

To celebrate with us at From Farm to Tray, purchase tickets here.

About Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest soup kitchen in New York and has been a symbol of hope and compassion in the Chelsea section of Manhattan since 1982. Every weekday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., nutritious, sustainable meals are provided to more than 1,000 hungry New Yorkers who dine in the beautiful sanctuary of the landmark Holy Apostles Church.

The mission of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is to provide more than just a hot meal and over the last number of years it has extended its services to include a daily team of social workers who help connect guests with benefits and services and find a new way of life beyond the soup kitchen line. For more infomation about the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen visit their website, Facebook and Twitter. Follow the conversation at #farmtotray