St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen


Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen



About Us:

St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen responds to the unmet need of poverty and hunger in the Wyoming Valley.


Located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the Kitchen serves 300 guests daily a hot, nutritious meal.


St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen is the only mass-feeding program in Luzerne County and we serve anyone in need of a meal without question or restrictions on guests.



Our Mission


In the Catholic tradition and the spirit of our patron, St. Vincent de Paul, the hungry are fed in collaboration with volunteers and donors from all faith communities.  The Kitchen provides a free, hot, nutritious meal to all faith communities everyday of the year.  Staff and volunteers strive to be of assistance to others and serve with a spirit of compassion, respect and dignity.



Our Needs



The Kitchen is supported financially by donations received from individuals, civic groups, church groups, the business community, and anonymous donors who care about the less fortunate.  Meals are prepared with foods, which have been either purchased with financial contributions or donated by local restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets.




Sponsor for a Day Program



In order to ensure the daily operation of the Kitchen, an annual campaign soliciting contributions of $125.00 or more is conducted.  A donation of $125.00 or more helps provide the daily meal.  Each contributor becomes a “Sponsor for a Day” and is recognized during meal service.

As the “Sponsor for a Day,” you may select a specific date for the meal you are sponsoring, and we strongly encourage you to join us that day in serving the meal.  Meals can also be sponsored in honor or memory of another person or persons if you so choose.

Pictured left:  Dr. Dave Shemo, D.M.D. President, St. Vincent Kitchen Advisory Board and Peg Hogan, Chairperson 2012 Sponsor for a Day Campaign.








If you wish to make a tax-deductable donation, please click the following link below to be taken to our contribution page: or you can mail or make your donation in person:  St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701

Thank you again for your generous support!




Serving Times



Lunch Service:

Monday through Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Dinner Service:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Clothing Distribution



Monday and Wednesday

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.




Food Pantry Service



Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Volunteer Information



Lunch Service          

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dinner Service

4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Clothing Service

Monday & Wednesday – 10:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday – 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Food Pantry Service

Tuesday – 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday – 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday – 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Volunteers will assist in the preparation of daily meals and the service of those meals.  Provided for our volunteers are aprons and gloves.  Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and no open toed footwear for safety reasons.  Again for safety concern, children between 12 and 16 should be accompanied by an adult.




Kitchen Manager/Volunteer Coordinator


Mike Cianciotta

(570) 829-7796

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Contact Us

St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen
39 East Jackson Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701

Phone – (570) 829-7796

Fax – (570) 208-9122

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