What We Do

Jubilee Soup Kitchen started as a place where a person in need could get a hot meal every day. We are proud to say that our services have expanded over the past 35 years and now include a wide range of support programs.  Many of these programs are on-site at our facility on 5th Avenue, but we have also initiated programs in the greater community.

Hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Jubilee Pantry.

Soon after opening in 1979, we started the Pantry to provide food security to residents of the Hill District and Polish Hill (15219 zip code). The pantry is housed on Polish Hill at 3103 Brereton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. ( for more information call Jubilee Food Pantry at (412) 261-5417).

  • We provide twice a month a variety of groceries to supplement the family diet in a balanced way.  About 135 households belong to our “food club.”

  • Walk-ins come twice a month. On alternate weeks, we also deliver groceries to over area 70 shut-ins.

  • Rather than just providing emergency help, we want our families to know that our help can rely on twice a month.

  • Collaboration – Working closely with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we leverage contributions from funds raised to purchase far more food than what the amount would buy in a regular grocery.

Preventing Homelessness.

Providing counseling and one-time economic help to qualifying households facing homelessness due to eviction or shut-off notices:

  • Gives the working poor and disabled hope in a time of crisis

  • Offers money management counseling, training for effectively seeking a better job (skills in resume writing, interview skills, etc.), job leads, and referrals to other agencies for meeting needs beyond what Jubilee can offer

  • Provides a one-time financial rent or utility payment to qualifying applicants who fulfilled specific criteria needed for long-term sustainability

  • Empowering them to look for a better job or a part-time job to go along with their (SSI or SSD) and manage their income more effectively through budgeting. We do not provide Security Deposits or First Month Rent.

Jubilee Social Services.

Over the years, Jubilee discovered new needs from our guests.  We help with clothing; furniture; toiletries; hygienic goods; emergency food help in time of crisis and referrals for other needs not available at Jubilee.

  • Showers are available here at Jubilee Soup Kitchen – Monday through Friday from 10 am-12 pm. Please see Kitchen Manager

  • Help in completing an application for Food Stamps provided by the Department of Welfare; Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 12:30pm

We do not pressure guests to change their ways, but when we discover a readiness to move from destitution to the arduous path toward self-sufficiency, we give moral support and any other help that we can.

John Heinz Child Development Center

Serving our youth with kindness and compassion since 1992.  Preventing children from falling into the downward spiral of poverty, the Center provides affordable, educational day-care to empower children (aged 1-5) for success in school.

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Additional Services. Jubilee Kitchen is proud to offer the following additional services to our community.

Job Corner

Jobs are posted in the Kitchen that might be of interest to our guests.  Most of the jobs are for low-level skill, part-time or seasonal.

Jubilee Clothing Room

Clothing Room Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

LIHEAP Cash & Crisis

LIHEAP Cash & Crisis will open in PA on November 2, 2019, and be available until April 1, 2020.

Dollar Energy Program

Clients can apply for Dollar Energy when the program is in session. Please note all households at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines you must apply for the federal grants before a Dollar Energy application can be completed.

Support the people of Pittsburgh. Even the smallest donation can make a big difference to Jubilee and the people we serve.

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