Our Mission:

The East Side Soup Kitchen provides meals and hope in downtown Saginaw.  We serve our community, treating all individuals with dignity and respect.

The East Side Soup Kitchen will provide a nutritious lunchtime meal Monday through Friday, 11:00am-11:20am and 11:50-12:20pm, to all who come to the door with dignity and respect for each person. The East Side Soup Kitchen  also provides an After-School Meal to children at all recreation centers requesting service in writing.

No limits exist regarding degree of need, race and/or religious beliefs in either program.

Extended Services

  • Medical Clinic Services
  • Miscellaneous Needs

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News & Events

October: Michigan Sampler

November: Annual Holiday Appeal card mailed to donors.

February: Souper Bowl Sunday

June: ESSK Annual Golf Outing


Food Wish List

Canned Vegetables

  • - Green Beans
  • - Pork & Beans
  • - Corn
  • - Peas

Canned Fruit

  • - Peaches
  • - Pears
  • - Fruit Cocktail
  • - Applesauce

Additional Items

  • - Spaghetti Sauce
  • - Yams/Sweet Potatoes
  • - Tuna and/or Salmon
  • - Coffee
  • - Any kind of Packaged Cookies
  • - Any kind of Fresh Fruit
  • - Pudding and Fruit Cups

Gift Certificates for
Sam's Club or Gordon Foods