Photo: Salene Mazur Kraemer Photography

Q: Where is Jubilee Kitchen?

A: The kitchen is located at 2005 Wyandotte St. off of 5th Avenue in the lower hill district, the midpoint between Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh.

Q: Is there parking available?

A: Yes, you can park your car near the kitchen but not in the

John Heinz Child Development Center lot on the weekdays.

Q: How should I dress?

A: Dress is casual.

Q: Is there an age restriction?

A: All volunteers are welcome from the age of 13 and up.

Q: What should you bring?

A: Please don’t bring anything valuable into the kitchen. Personal belonging should be kept in

the trunk of your car or at home.

Q: How many people will be there?

A: There are usually about 150 to 200 men and women served at the lunch hour.  Most of them

are homeless.

Q: What time does the luncheon start?

A: We offer a simple breakfast (coffee and rolls) at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is from 11:00 a.m. until

12:30 p.m. Volunteers should arrive around 9:00 am to 9:30 am to help set up and prepare the

food. Take-outs start at 12:30 p.m.

Q: What do they like to eat and how much?

A: The men and women at the kitchen are always graciously appreciative of our help no matter

what is served and some have big appetites. A meat entrée, perhaps potato or pasta, a vegetable

and salad, bread and butter and of course dessert can be included in the meal. There doesn’t seem

to be a formula for how much should be prepared. “Suggested” serving sizes aren’t always


Q: Do you accept Court-Ordered Community Service Hours?

A: YES. Jubilee Kitchen does accept court-ordered community service hours only on weekdays but not on weekends.  However, we do accept community service hours towards schooling or extra-curricular activities seven days a week.

Q: Can volunteers take things from the soup kitchen? 

A: NO.  If a volunteer is in need of help, please see the program director.

Q: How many volunteers can show up?

A: Single volunteers on weekdays must call ahead to reserve a day.  On the weekend’s single volunteers are welcome, but need to call ahead to make sure we are not at our limit for volunteers on that day.  We schedule groups of no more than six people and arrangements need to be made ahead of time.

Q: How can I get involved?

A: For more information call (412) 261-5417 to get things started or to ask any questions that didn’t

make this list. Call in from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.