Our leadership coordinators cannot do it alone. We have hundreds of volunteers that work with the team coordinators to keep the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen running 6 days a week!


The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen provides free personal hygiene products and arranges for dental services at 9:30 am on the second Tuesday of every month.

These services are provided by generous donations of personal care products from the public, transportation service provided by volunteers and dental and health services provided from professionals.

From it's beginning, the soup kitchen's mission embodied the spirit that Dorothy Day practiced. It provides a safe comfortable place and a free hot meal to whomever walks through the door. 

Marketing: Jackie Helline
Oversees social media, fundraising, donation solicitation, community awareness.

Dorothy Day: (1897-1980)

Editor, Activist, Journalist 

Foundation History



The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen celebrated 30 years of service in 2016. We have served over 1,000,000 meals to THOUSANDS of soup kitchen guests  during those 30 years! 



With Your Help!

Our founders

Tax Deductible Contributions can be sent to:

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

P O Box 8045

Rock Hill, SC  29732

Founded in 1986 by a coordinating committee of two Catholic laywomen, two brothers and a priest from the Oratory in Rock Hill.


Brother David Boone

Beverly Carroll

Brother Joe Guyon

Catherine Sullivan

​Father David Valtierra

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Sponsor Levels

One Meal                                  $2.49

One Week of Meals (for 1)      $17.43

One month of Meals (for 1)     $69.72

One Year of Meals (for 1)      $836.64

$50 Sponsor's a seat at our table for a month

$100.00 Sponsor's  2 seats at our table for a month

$500 Sponsor's a Table of guests for a month

$1000 Sponsor's a Table of guests for 2 months or

            honor 2 people with a table each

Your name, business or organization will be recognized at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen in view of all guests and volunteers for the sponsorship level you choose.

Send information and check to 

The Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

PO Box 8045

Rock Hill, SC 29732

You will receive a letter of thanks that you may keep for your tax records.

"We have learned that the only solution is love, and that love comes with community."

​                        Dorothy Day

For over 30 years, the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and under-represented members of our Rock Hill and York County South Carolina communities. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of non-perishable food items, money and time. .

Community programs

We recently received donations from the efforts of the US Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger Program and the Express Employment Professionals - Rock Hill Brand It Blue Program

Is your church youth group or an organization near and dear to you looking for a way to serve our community? Contact Michelle M. Hatchett to be a part of the NEXT MILLION MEALS Campaign. Contact her at mhatchett@aero-flex.com for more information

our leadership COORDINATORS

Dental/Nurse: Peggy Hagan
Oversees the Dental Health Program that is offered to our guests.

Serving Rock Hill & York County Residents for 30+ years

902 Crawford Rd.      Rock Hill, SC

Food: Christine Judge
Oversees menu preparation, food safety, pantry,  food prep and clean-up.


More than a hot, noon-time meal is served at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen- We serve up a friendly smile, a welcoming family and help to meet the additional needs of our guests.

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.

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Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

Business: Gina Amato

Oversees the coordinators that keep the daily business activities running smoothly.