We get asked a lot of things, and we’re always eager to help. Below are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If this does not address your specific issue, please feel free to contact us.

What time do you serve meals?

St. John's Bread and Life's main Soup Kitchen is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am for breakfast. We serve Lunch from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Learn more about our Meal Programs.

When is the Digital Food Pantry open?

The food pantry is open on Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 11:30am. On Friday, it is open from 9:00am to 11:30am. There are extended hours every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Learn more about our Digital Choice Food Pantry.

Are you open on weekends?

Although we’d love to be able to serve our clients all the time, only some of our services are offered during the weekend. To find what you’re looking for specifically, please see our Programs page for more information.

Where are you located?

St. John’s Bread and Life is located at 795 Lexington Avenue, between Patchen and Malcolm X Boulevard, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Click here for directions.

Can you help me get food stamps?

Yes. We’re always looking to help individuals and families get the help they need. You can find out more on our SNAP (food stamps) enrollment and recertification services by visiting our SNAP Program page.

Do you need volunteers?

Absolutely. We couldn’t serve those in need without our dedicated volunteers. Whether you’d like to volunteer as a group or individually, you can help serve hungry New Yorkers in a number of ways. Visit our Volunteer page to begin.

Can anyone get food at Bread and Life?

Yes, our meals and services are for anyone in need. Every day, we serve thousands of meals to hungry New Yorkers while responding to the community’s most pressing needs. See the full scope of our services on our Programs page.

Can you help me get a job?

Yes, the Community Resource center at our Lexington Avenue facility provides guests with up-to-date information on job openings and job training programs. Learn more about the support we offer at our Resource Center page

Where in Queens does your Mobile Soup Kitchen go to?

Our customizable energy efficient food truck provides outreach services in New York City’s most impoverished communities. We currently are serving in Woodside and the Rockaways in Queens. Want a complete service schedule? Our Mobile Soup Kitchen page has the information you need.