A child with a plate of food at The Rescue Mission

Serving Meals – Combating Hunger

At the Rescue Mission, we believe that no man, woman, or child in our community should go hungry. That is why our Clarence L. Jordan Food Service and Culinary Education Center in Syracuse serves a hot breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year to anyone in need. Altogether, we serve up to 700 free meals a day and nearly a quarter-million meals a year.

Daily Meal Times

Beginning on November 9, to enable everyone to be safely seated indoors for meal service, we will stagger meal times for shelter residents and the community. Masks and social distancing are required.

Shelter Resident Meal Times:

Breakfast: 6:45-7:30 a.m.

Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Dinner: 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Community Dine-In Meal Times:

Breakfast: 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Dinner: 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Clares L Jordan Food Service and Culinary Education Center

The Food Service Center at a Glance

  • A separate, kid-friendly family dining room
  • A welcoming, home-like open atmosphere
  • In collaboration with Syracuse City School District, a food school for workforce training in the food service industry
  • Volunteer serving opportunities
  • Two serving lines to eliminate outdoor waiting
  • Large storage for food donations
  • Accessible restrooms, including infant changing tables

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