Work in a Soup Kitchen on Mondays . . . ONLY MONDAYS.

10am–7pm for prep and clean up. Food is served 1–5pm.

  • See our new website:
  • Please read this page and our FAQs before you come.
  • Note: we are desperate for help in September. Please come down. We need the most help the last hours of the day.

The Grant Avenue Street Reach Soup Kitchen (1600 Grant Street in Denver) serves 1,000 people a hot meal every Monday and we need your help. We have been doing this for 22 years and are a nondenominational, 100% volunteer-run program.

Come for an hour, a few hours, or the whole day. Come after work, at lunch, every week, or twice a year. You can just show up to help. (You are advised not to wear your Sunday best.)

Please help the less fortunate and feel really good about yourself.

Peace and Love,
Kathleen Gomendi & Ian Saunders, Directors



We work out of the basement of St. Paul’s Church. When you arrive, you can go to the kitchen and ask someone in an apron what needs to be done. You could ask for Ian or Kathleen who run the kitchen, but anyone can help. Everyone is super-nice.


You would need to get the parking pass which is kept in the kitchen—come inside to get it. There is also metered parking on Grant and limited free street parking a block or so away with a two-hour limit. You may leave to move your car anytime. Public transportation is extremely convenient! You can take the light rail to the 16th Street Mall and then take the Free Mall Shuttle to the top of 16th. The church is just two blocks up from there.


For more information please read the Frequently Asked Questions section of this site. Note: Please contact me ahead of time if you are looking to bring a group of 9 or more.

Tina, Volunteer

12 Responses to Work in a Soup Kitchen on Mondays . . . ONLY MONDAYS.

  1. Here’s what we’ve been looking for! This will be our Monday activity this summer and maybe during the school year too!

  2. Thanks, Tina. See you on Monday.

  3. I just read the FAQ section and got my answer. I will consider volunteering on Mondays at your site.

  4. Can’t wait to be a part of this, I can always stay til the ‘bitter end!’. See you this upcoming Monday

  5. Pam Deck says:

    yes, I will be there too!

  6. I spoke with Dave Gomendi today and am excited to help out. I would love to come in around 5:00 PM to help out.

  7. Mark Ware says:

    I have been looking for something like this that I can do with my 10 year old son. Can you use both of us?

  8. I would love to help on mondays, I will be there Monday

  9. Brandi Puga says:

    I am so happy to have found your site! My family and I are looking forward to giving back and helping at the kitchen. I have a 4 month old, though, can i bring him and strap him to me in a carrier or should i find someone to look after him?

    • Tina Jayroe says:

      Hi Brandi, I think it would be best to find someone to look after him the first time you come down. Once you see how hectic it is you can then make a better decision on bringing your child the next time you come. Please note that we are full for Thanksgiving Monday but that we need people every other Monday.

  10. underamusictree says:

    I would love to help! I am a recent transplant from Virginia and work full-time Tuesday through Saturdays. I have my Monday’s free and would love to help out! Let me know how I can get connected, thank you!

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