• Community Service Information

    Dear Parents and Students,


    The BBHS Soup Kitchen operates Thursdays from 4:15-6:15pm at St. Peters Church in Port Chester while school is in session.  This year’s dates of operation appear at the bottom of this memo. The Soup Kitchen serves up to 150 free hot meals per week to those in need. We cannot do it without your help.


    Cooking and Volunteering

    We welcome all students and adults to help cook for the Soup Kitchen.  There is a set menu each week.  Russell Scharf is in charge of food and a menu with assignments for the first half of the year will be emailed to volunteers in September.  



    For BBHS students, this is a rewarding experience and a meaningful way to earn required Community Service Hours

    Cook a Main Dish (BBQ chicken legs, pasta with meat sauce, or meatloaf): earn 3 hours of Community Service

    Roasted Potatoes: earn 1.5 hours of Community Service

    Prepare a Salad: earn 1.5 hours of Community Service

    Bake a Dessert and Donate Fruit (cookies, brownies, or cupcakes): earn 1.5 hours of Community Service


    We get an overwhelming number of responses for students who would like to work at the Soup Kitchen in the early fall. Volunteers will be asked to work on a rotating basis. Do not get discouraged if you would like to make the Soup Kitchen your community service commitment but are not being asked to work each week. A core group of committed students will develop over the course of the year and will be asked to work more consistently.  


    This year’s student leaders are:

    • Zoe Kansler- Dessert Coordinator
    • Rowan Reddy- Paper Goods & Floor Manager
    • Russell Scharf- Main Meal Food Coordinator
    • Eric Wagner- Employment Manager & Assistant Floor Manager


    Please help by volunteering and reply to bbhssoupkitchen@gmail.com to let us know if you will:

    • Cook a main dish
      • BBQ chicken legs
      • Penne pasta with meat sauce
      • Meatloaf
    • Roasted Potatoes
    • Prepare a Salad
    • Bake a dessert/Donate Fruit
    • Donate frozen vegetables
    • Work at the Soup Kitchen

    Note: Please include how often you would like to volunteer and we will do our best to fit your request.


    Important Rules

    • Do not wear provocative clothing.
    • Do not speak about your social plans with the attendees or one another (you may be overheard).
    • No cell phones. No texting.
    • Do not give your last name, address, or anything personal to the meal recipients.
    • You are there to help needy people. Please dress and act appropriately.  This is not a social gathering, and those who do not come to work, will be asked not to return.


    Soup Kitchen Dates 2016-2017

    September 22, 29

    October 20, 27

    November 3, 10, 17 (Thanksgiving dinner)

    December 1, 8, 15, 22 (Christmas dinner)

    January 12, 19, 26

    February 2, 9, 16

    March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    April 6 (Easter dinner), 20, 27

    May 4


    Adults in charge at location:

    • Mrs. McBride
    • Mrs. Scharf

    All problems concerning staff, food or clients please direct to Mrs. Romm…immediately!


    I look forward to your valued assistance this year.


    Soup Kitchen Team

    Jane Romm

    Community Service Facilitator


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