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.
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.
Provides financial support and counseling 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.
Provides bathrooms, showers, personal hygiene items, clothing room with seasonally appropriate clothing and footwear, a job center, transportation assistance, other support services and referrals to other agencies.
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.
A 4-Star Center located in the Hill District, provides high quality and affordable childcare to low-income families, and empowers children (ages 1-5) to succeed in school.