Marian House Soup Kitchen

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The Marian House Soup Kitchen offers hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year to anyone who comes to our doors, free of charge.  To-go meals are distributed on an as requested basis during meal service as well as after meal service for those who wish to take a portion for their dinner meal.  Meals are nutritionally balanced as we recognize that for many of those we serve, this is their only meal of the day.  Meals consist of an entree, soup most days, several side dishes, a green and fruit salad, bread, and dessert.  Coffee, water, and milk – if available, are offered as well.

Meal service is offered Monday through Saturday for lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and breakfast on Sunday from 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Since 1985, the Marian House Soup Kitchen has been serving people who are hungry in downtown Colorado Springs. On average, the Soup Kitchen serves 600 meals per day.

Guests include struggling families, seniors on a fixed income, the working poor, veterans, people with disabilities, unsupported teens, and those who are homeless. Only about a third of our guests are homeless.

graphic of marian house soup kitchen

The New Marian House Soup Kitchen opened in June 2008.

Marque on Marian House with Sponsor a Day Messaging with a group of volunteers and sponsors out front

Holy Trinity and Black Forest Lutheran Volunteers and Sponsors.

Services

The Marian House Soup Kitchen is open 365 days a year. Anyone can enjoy a free meal at the Soup Kitchen, no questions asked.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Breakfast: 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

A family using the Marian House Soup Kitchen's Family Dining RoomThe Family Dining Room is a special dining room at the Soup Kitchen reserved for families to enjoy a meal together.  Children need extra time and more privacy to finish their meal and to feel comfortable.  It also gives families time to bond in a safe environment.  Foods high in vitamin D, such as yogurt, milk, and cheese are placed in the family dining room first as this is necessary for children to grow healthy and strong.  Children have access to high chairs, toys, and books.  Children can also take home a snack pack after their meal to enjoy extra nutrition throughout the day.

1. What Does The Marian House Soup Kitchen Do?
We provide free hot, nutritious meals seven days a week, every day of the year, to anyone who comes through our doors.  We are located at 14 W. Bijou St. We serve lunch Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and breakfast on Sundays, 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

2. Who Provides These Services?
The Marian House Soup Kitchen is a program of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, a local non-profit agency which serves anyone in need.  Every day approximately 50 dedicated volunteers from various organizations, churches, corporations, the military, and individuals prepare and serve the meals at the Marian House.  This ministry could not occur without the dedication of our volunteers.

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado was founded in 1968 to provide compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

3. Who Can Eat At The Soup Kitchen?
Anyone who is hungry is welcome to share a meal at our table. We welcome struggling families, seniors on a fixed income, the working poor, veterans, people with disabilities, those who are homeless, and anyone who wants a good hot meal and some friendly conversation.

4. How Often Can I Eat At The Soup Kitchen?
We don’t limit the number of times you can eat with us.

5. How Long Can I Stay At The Soup Kitchen?
We serve meals Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays, 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Due to the number of people waiting to be served, we ask our guests to finish their meals in 30 minutes.  However, they may go through the line as many times as they want – we only ask that they go to the end of the line so everyone can be served in a timely manner.

The Hanifen Center at Marian House adjoins the Soup Kitchen and houses medical services, a clothing closet, case management, mail and phone services, numerous partner agency services, all available from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

6. Does The Marian House Accept Working Kitchen Appliances?
Yes. Please call 719-229-9942 for information.

7. Does The Marian House Give Out Uncooked Groceries?
No.  We do distribute food boxes through Catholic Charities Community Outreach Services with non-perishable food products along with recipes to prepare complete meals with the ingredients contained in the food box.  Find out more about our Food Boxesfood box program.

8. Is The Soup Kitchen In Need Of Volunteers?
Yes. Please call the Marian House volunteer coordinator at 719-866-6559 to schedule a time or visit our volunteer page.

Volunteer Info

9. Are Children Allowed To Volunteer?
Yes. Teens 13 – 15 years of age need to be supervised by a parent; children 16 years of age and older can be supervised by Marian House staff or adult volunteers.

More Information

Walk-in to Access Services

Monday – Saturday

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


14 West Bijou Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


719-475-7314