The San Martin de Porres (SMDP) Soup Kitchen was established in July 1992 to serve those in the community who are in need of a nutritious, hot meal. SMDP Soup Kitchen is a non-profit entity and is registered as a 501(c)3 in the state of New Mexico.
Since 1992 the SMDP Soup Kitchen has been active in serving the needs of the hungry in the northern New Mexico communities . While it began as a small community outreach effort, (concentrating its attention on three meals a week) due to the expanded need in the community the kitchen is now open 5 days a week.
The SMDP Soup Kitchen is funded by donations received from different parishes and congregations, the Santa Fe Food Depot, as well as other community organizations and the community at large. The SMDP Soup Kitchen's mission includes serving a hot lunch to an average of 50-100 patrons per day and providing food baskets on a weekly basis to other needy families in northern New Mexico who are referred by a church group or state agency.
In co-operation with the City of Espanola and the local HUD program, SMDP Soup Kitchen operates out of the Apple Valley Senior Center. The facility is loaned to the SMDP Soup Kitchen rent and utility free by the Espanola Housing Authority.
"When you allow yourself to walk and talk with God, he allows great things to happen!" Angels come in many forms and fashions; big ones, little ones, powerful and weak ones, but they all come together as in the Body of Christ and we form a wonderful puzzle! And all of you my dearest Angels (my Volunteers), have allowed God to create a most effective and efficient organization, the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen! “
- Suzan Roybal, Executive Director
Co-founder and volunteer of SMDP Soup Kitchen, Bi-lingual Educator, currently retired
Co-founder and volunteer of SMDP Soup Kitchen, currently retired
Co-founder and current director of SMDP Soup Kitchen
Paid Administrator of SMDP Soup Kitchen
Director of Santa Lucia Providing Agency and volunteer of the SMDP Soup Kitchen
CPA and volunteer at the SMDP Soup Kitchen
Paid General Manger of SMDP Soup Kitchen
Children, women, men, families, infant, toddler, preschool, elementary, middle and high school, young adult (19-25), and older adults.
Physically ill, physically disabled, homeless, unemployed, low-income, senior citizens.
The San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen serves all who are hungry and are in need of food, regardless of ethnicity, race or religion.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.