Feeding our Neighbors

Before Parish Hall Kitchen, there was Friday Night Supper. Starting as a traditional soup kitchen in the 1980s, Friday Night Supper has been in continuous operation for over 30 years now. A lot has changed since then. We've moved from paper plates and plastic utensils to china, flat ware, and glasses; from rectangular tables to round ones; and from paper place mats to linen tablecloths. But one thing that hasn't changed is our goal.

Our Goal...

is to serve our community by providing food, job training and hands-on experience to those who are un- and under-unemployed through programs modeled after the ideal All Are Welcome

Empowering their lives

These days, we do a lot more than only providing meals to the community. Through our programs, Trinity Restaurant Training and Trinity Catering, we also provide job training to community members who are seeking skills and advancement in the restaurant industry. 

As of late 2021, Parish Hall Kitchen has partnered with ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester

and Church of the Holy Trinity to open a social enterprise café which will serve as another location for our community to come together and bond, but instead of dinner, this time it will be over a cup of coffee, a smoothie, or even a bowl of soup on a cold day. In addition to providing tasty food and good company, the café will serve as a new module in our Trinity Restaurant Training program. Not only will our trainees learn new culinary skills for the café, but applying their new skills in food prep will directly benefit Friday Night Supper as well. The earnings from this social enterprise venture will help fund all Parish Hall Kitchen programs: Friday Night Supper, Trinity Restaurant Training, Parish Hall Kitchen To-Go, and the café itself..

Nourishing our Community

Each week at Friday Night Supper, a group of volunteers, led by our professional chef Joe, prepares a homemade meal to individuals that are under- or unemployed, homeless, reside in local shelters, might be struggling to make ends meet, or are just in need of some companionship for an hour or two. No matter the situation, all are welcome. No questions asked.