Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen | 702 Columbia St., Utica, NY
Feeding our hungry neighbors

Saint Mother Marianne Cope grew up in West Utica and went on
to devote the last 30 years of her life to the lepers of Hawaii's Molokai.

Now her name embraces hospitality to those in need in her home town, with
a soup kitchen at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Parish Center at 702 Columbia Street, Utica, NY.

Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen serves hot lunches from 11:30 to 12:30
Monday through Friday, and a bag lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Our Soup Kitchen by the Numbers

Ave. Daily Clients


Meals Per Month


Adults Per Month


Seniors Per Month


Children Per Month

Latest News
Food line
Grant Feeds the Hungry, Helps Restaurants

Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen has received a $24,000 charitable grant from the Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer Counties… Read More

Sister Anne
Sister Anne Is New Soup Kitchen Director

Franciscan sisters have returned to St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish with the appointment of Sister Anne McNulty, OSF, of… Read More

Chocolate Face
Help Us Bring Out the Smiles

West Side Boutique Coordinator Nancy Robert says she likes to see smiles on the faces of people coming to the… Read More

Ed Morgan
Director Emeritus Ed Morgan Passes

Edward Morgan, director emeritus of Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the age… Read More

1USPDP food drive
St. Patrick’s Parade Food Drive Runs to March 20

In the wake of the cancellation of the 2021 March St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Parade Special Events Committee, Croubh… Read More

Volunteers serve meals
Thanks to Donors, Holiday Meals Fed Adults, Seniors, Children

The Advisory Board was reviewing the "many blessings" the soup kitchen received during and after the holidays -- blessings in… Read More

Volunteers at Distribution Table
Boutique Distributes Needed Items Despite Pandemic

West Side Boutique is continuing to provide clothing and personal care items to people in need – even though it… Read More

Child with Valenine Teddy Bear
Boutique Has Valentine’s Wish List

West Side Boutique at Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen is seeking donations for a “Valentine’s Wish” to help men, women… Read More

Knights of Pythias present check
Knights of Pythias Donate $1,000

The Knights of Pythias extended its benevolence to Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen on Jan. 11, donating $1,000 to the… Read More