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
Parade Collects $1,170 for Kitchen

[caption id="attachment_4067" align="alignnone" width="672"] Bernie Adorino (left) and Chris Hoke (right) present check representing $1,170 in donations to Kitchen Manager… Read More

Elks Donation
Elks Lodge Donates to Soup Kitchen

Utica Elks Lodge 33 wanted to do something for Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen so Elks members Roger and Kathy… Read More

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West Side Boutique Donates to Ukraine War Relief

Moved by the tragedy unfolding in the Ukraine, boutique volunteers at Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen packed and donated children's… Read More

Santa and Mrs. Claus
Santa Visits Soup Kitchen

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen on Wednesday, Dec. 23. They handed out gifts to children… Read More

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Christmas Wish List for Boutique

"This Holiday Season, we are in need of men’s & women’s thermal underwear (med, large, x-large), blankets, wash clothes, towels,… Read More

Box of toiletries donation
West Side Boutique Donation Update

"Thank you to everyone who has donated clothing to West Side Boutique!" notes coordinator Nancy Robert. "At this time, we are… Read More

Cooking and serving food
Advisory Board Elects, Welcomes New Members

The Advisory Board elected officers for the 2021-2022 year and welcomed three new members. [caption id="attachment_2846" align="alignright" width="266"] Darren WoodsAdvisory… Read More

Assembly citation for soup kitchen
NYS Assembly Citation for Soup Kitchen

Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen received special recognition from Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon for feeding the hungry throughout the pandemic. During… Read More

Food line
Mike Pilat Named Manager

With Sr. Anne McNulty, OFS, needing to step down as director for health reasons, volunteer Michael Pilat has been appointed… Read More