ALEX'S SOUP KITCHEN


The mission of Alex's Kitchen is to provide food and fellowship for the body and soul.  We open our doors at 11:30 AM each Monday to provide jello, salad, assorted sandwiches, a hot entree and dessert.  One week, earlier in the month, we offer a sandwich lunch with chips. Most people will stay and socialize as we provide a place of warmth and hospitality.


We feed an average of 52 people per week, but our total can be as high as 75 people.  We see many of the same faces each week.


Our volunteers are very dedicated to helping people and making a bright spot in our guests’ lives.  We continue this ministry thanks to the support of the Apple Festival and The First Congregational Church of West Haven.  We also receive donations from local bakeries and canned goods from Beacon on the Hill at Our Lady of Victory Church.  Many individuals also give monetary and canned food donations for our Kitchen.


We feel blessed to be able to continue this mission.


OUR STORY

The Kitchen was the dream of Alex Miklos, a Vietnam veteran and longtime member of our church.  Alex was involved in an accident and was left a paraplegic, but he never stopped caring about others.  He felt there was a need for a soup kitchen, and saw the opportunity to connect an outreach with the local community.


ADDITIONAL FOOD RESOURCES IN WEST HAVEN

FOOD PANTRIES

 

St. Paul's Church, 898 First Ave. 203-933-1024. Call on Friday to reserve a bag for pick up on Monday.

 

Faith Baptist Church, 39 Emma St. 10:00 - Noon. Call 203-691-7777 for dates when they're open.

 

Gateway Food Pantry, 129 Bull Hill Lane, 1:00-3:00 PM by appointment only. Call 203-934-0880 to make an appointment and what dates they are open.

 

SOUP KITCHENS

 

Alex's Kitchen. First Congregational Church of West Haven located on the Green (big white church). Lunch on Mondays from 11:30 AM - 1 PM.

 

First Congregational Church of West Haven located on the Green. Dinner every Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

 

Project Hope at the First Lutheran Church, 52 George St. at Campbell Ave. Dinner every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

 

Agape (Love) Meal, Free Supper and Fellowship. 3rd Saturday of every month 4:00 - 6:00 PM. First & Wesley United Methodist Church. 89 Center Street. 203-933-8795.

 

MOBILE PANTRIES

 

CT Food Bank Mobile Pantry: Vertical Church, 225 Meloy Rd. (formerly Living Word Ministries). 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Bring your own bags.

 

CT Foot Bank Mobile Pantry. Oak Street Beach, Savin Rock on July 5th and August 2nd from 9:30-10:30 AM. Bring your own bags.

 

COFFEE HOUSE


Koinoia Café, open to the community. Free organic coffee and refreshments. First & Wesley United Methodist Church, 89 Center St. 203-933-8795. Thursdays from 10:00 AM - Noon.


First Congregational Church of West Haven located on the Green. Run by Westies Care. Coffee and breakfast every Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.




Call 211 for other listings we may not have.


Use CT Food Bank's pantry locator to find more pantries or feeding sites near you. 

http://www.ctfoodbank.org/get-help/pantry-locator/