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Program

Dining Rooms

With one of the largest industrial kitchens in the Southwest and five charitable dining rooms, St. Vincent de Paul is able to serve millions of meals to hungry families and individuals each year.

The Society of Full Bellies and Hearts

Daily hunger and poor nutrition take an emotional and stressful toll on people. That’s why our core programming includes serving nutritious, prepared meals at five dining rooms across metropolitan Phoenix and at more than two dozen nonprofit partners who lack kitchen facilities of their own. Together, we serve community members who are experiencing homelessness or whose income levels are below the poverty level. While our dining rooms are the sole source of nourishment for people experiencing homelessness, they allow sheltered families to stretch their budgets to help with housing stability.

When someone visits one of our dining rooms, it’s rarely just about eating. In addition to hot, nutritious meals, our dining rooms are points of connection to other services and programs. We partner with community agencies and our own case managers to provide health screenings, mental health counseling, shelter, clothing, workforce readiness and other vital services to help people get back on their feet.

Our specialty dining room at the NextPhase Family Dining Room also includes tutoring and educational enrichment for school-aged children. While hardworking parents sit down to a restaurant-style meal at the end of a long day, children get help with homework and reading while taking part in STEAM and other fun activities, events and field trips at the Dream Center.

By the numbers

2.66 million
hot meals served last year
7,300
daily meals served in 2021
5
SVdP Dining Rooms in the Valley
29
partner dining rooms served

Services and Resources

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
  • Meals are supplemented by fresh harvests from our 3 Urban Farms, which are co-located with our Family, Sunnyslope and Phoenix Dining Rooms.
  • Meals are made and served by amazing volunteers.

Our dining rooms serve more than just a hot meal. They present an opportunity for us to work with individuals to address some of their needs and issues. Here are just a handful of services offered through our Dining Rooms.

  • Social work and case management
  • Companion pet services and supplies
  • Mental health and substance abuse support
  • Job readiness and internships
  • Showers and clothing
  • Education and tutoring
  • Mobile healthcare
  • Identification
  • Legal aid
  • Heat relief

Since SVdP soup kitchens can’t be everywhere, we have a robust network of partners with whom we share our Feed mission. We prepared 1.9 million meals for these partners to serve to food-insecure community members last year:

  • Abel's House
  • Apex Housing
  • Beyond the Hurt
  • Blessed International
  • Carillo produce
  • Casa Grande/ Seeds of Hope
  • CASS
  • Church of God
  • Destiny of Life
  • Diana's Fresh Market
  • Faith Builders
  • Faith Missionary Baptist Church
  • Feed My Children/Table of Grace
  • Fire & Water
  • Fresh & Free
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Maricopa County Sheriff
  • Octagon Group
  • Partners in Recovery
  • Phoenix Church
  • Reborn Assistance
  • Recovery Innovations
  • Salvation Army
  • Sojourner Center
  • Stand And Recover STAR
  • Table of Grace Black Canyon
  • US Vets/Bethesda Community
  • Whole Life
  • Wings of Peace/Colobian Hall

There is no "off season" for our neighbors in need.

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Volunteer Opportunities

At SVdP, 95% of our workforce are volunteers-like YOU. We believe that we can accomplish more when we all do it together. Thank you for sharing your skills, time, and heart with us. Thank you for being part of the family.

Dining Rooms

Serve meals to those in need

Bellies and hearts are filled across the Valley through our dining rooms where 4,500 nourishing, hot meals are served along with a loving community and space where all are welcomed as part of the family.
Family Dining Room

Serve meals to families in need

SVdP’s Family Dining Room is a thriving place where families experiencing financial and food insecurity can come for a hot, nutritious meal and a supportive community.
Friday Night Pizza

Make pizza for our guests

Friday Night Pizzas are a beloved tradition at St. Vincent de Paul. Every Friday in our central kitchen, we hand make 150 pizzas which are sent out to our five dining rooms for guests to enjoy.