Our leadership coordinators cannot do it alone. We have hundreds of volunteers that work with the team coordinators to keep the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen running 6 days a week!
The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) charitable institution. We rely on contributions from individuals, groups and businesses within our community and from foundation and corporate grants. Stay tuned for our 3rd annual golf tournament, in August, in memory of Brother David Boone.
We provide free personal hygiene products, scarfs, gloves and additional grocery items to our guests. Dental services are coordinated by St. Mary's social concerns.
Chris Miller Board Chair
Founded in 1986 by a coordinating committee of two Catholic laywomen, two brothers and a priest from the Oratory in Rock Hill.
Brother David Boone
Brother Joe Guyon
Father David Valtierra
Dorothy Day was a writer and editor who founded the Catholic Worker, a penny newspaper that grew into a voice for the poor during the Great Depression. As the driving force in what became a movement, Dorothy Day's unwavering advocacy for charity and pacifism made her controversial at times. She opened a "hospitality house" where she took in and fed the poor.