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
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

Santa John Knight
Santa Returns with Gifts for Everyone

Santa Claus must like Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen. He showed up at the soup kitchen for the second week… Read More

Swaying Santa
Santa and Elf Bring Cheer to Soup Kitchen Guests

Santa Claus and one of his elves brought Christmas cheer to the soup kitchen on Wednesday, Dec. 16 – while… Read More

NH students at Boutique
New Hartford Students Volunteer Behind the Scene

A group of New Hartford High School students continue to volunteer behind the scene. Even though the Boutique at Mother… Read More

Santa visits soup kitfhen
Santa Visits Soup Kitchen Dec. 16

Children of people coming through the soup kitchen will get an extra treat on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Santa Claus and… Read More

Nancy Robert (right) with (from left) Lynda Briggs, Julie Crandall and Pat McCraith, who have been preparing the boutique for reopening.
Boutique Volunteers Working Behind the Scene

Volunteers are working behind the scene preparing Christmas gifts for children and goodie packs for people in need – even… Read More