Brethren Nutrition Program


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The Brethren Nutrition Program exists to serve hungry neighbors on Capitol Hill, providing healthy and wholesome lunches to those in need.

With its open door policy, the Soup Kitchen welcomes everyone to join in the meals – there are no eligibility requirements. Many of the guests are unemployed and homeless; others are employed, but reside in shelters while they search for permanent, affordable housing. A meal at the Soup Kitchen has also become one way that a number of guests are able to stretch severely limited incomes.


OPEN Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
(Closed Wednesdays), from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.


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Without volunteers, our Soup Kitchen would not exist. Here are some ways you can volunteer:

  • Help prepare, cook, serve and clean up for meals.
  • Organize a group of four to eight volunteers who would be willing to fill a shift from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on a regular or one time basis.
  • Participate in a work night chopping vegetables, baking casseroles and desserts, preparing for holidays, or doing heavy cleaning projects.
  • Spend time in the dining room eating and visiting, helping by answering questions.

VOLUNTEERS are needed! Sign Up Here!

If you are interested, please sign up here:

December 2016 volunteer opportunities:

For 2017 Volunteer Opportunities, Click Here: 

or email

All prospective volunteers must fill out the individual or group application form. Click here to access our Google Form.

Brethren Nutrition Program
337 North Carolina Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003

*Access the Soup Kitchen via the 4th St SE door*

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Volunteer serving lunch at the Brethren Nutrition Program

Volunteer serving lunch at the Brethren Nutrition Program