Loaves and Fishes


We serve lunch daily except on Monday...no questions asked. Be our guest!

Our staff, residents and volunteers prepare a nutritious, home–cooked meal–hoping you will join us. We always prepare plenty, so bring your friends and family.

There's is no RSVP for a dining date; We're expecting you.


Our doors are open for lunch at 11 a.m. The lunch line begins forming around 10:30.

About Us

Last year we served about 95,000 meals-that's 200-400 meals per day, six days a week (Tuesday-Sunday). Our mission, and our pleasure, for many years, as a member of the Magnificat Houses Ministry.

We are funded by donations and greatly aided by volunteers-who are always appreciated! And we are a grateful member of the Houston Food Bank, with additional support from area farmers and food donors.

To reach us by phone, please call 713.224.1373 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

The lunch line forms at the corner of Congress & Chartres streets, just east of Minute Maid Park.

Dine inside or, on sunny days, enjoy our pleasant courtyard.
Fr Frank

Sundays are special at the soup kitchen. Catholic Mass is celebrated before lunch and diners are welcome to stay and chat with our Chaplain Father Frank (whom cannot be credited enough). He regularly works with our residents, the homeless and the incarcerated.

FR. FRANK SCJ; Chaplain


Volunteers Are Always Welcomed!
  • To provide food
  • To assist our cooks
  • To serve meals
  • To help clean up
  • To chat with diners

Please call Ron at 832.987.8302 to Register to Volunteer

The Houston Food Bank Honors the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in the Fall, 2015

CW39 Visits the Soup Kitchen