About Us

Our Team


Our amazing team of part-time volunteers are committed to helping feed the homeless of Tucson.

Think you would be a good fit? 

See  below for more information!

Our History


Soup Patrol began back in 2006 when Br. David Bauer, OFM obtained a small grant.  He rented a van for two months and began distributing soup provided by Caridad Community Kitchen on the streets of Tucson.  

Our Mission


"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me." (Matt 25:35)

Important Information


Schedule and Events

Training Schedule - Church Hall

Compliance Training is mandatory. Please attend one of these sessions:

Oct. 15    Tues.     9:30-11:30 AM     Compliance Training

Oct. 22    Tues.      6-8 PM               Compliance Training

We will have additional Compliance classes in Nov . You must attend one before you can participate. Don't let this stop you. We will help you get this done!

Oct. 9        Wed.      6-7 PM         Server/Driver Training

Oct. 10      Thurs.     6-7 PM        Cook Training       

Oct. 12       Sat.         10-11 AM      Cook Training

Oct. 12       Sat.         2-3 PM        Server/Driver Training

Oct. 16       Wed.      6-7 PM        Server/Driver Training

Oct. 29       Tues.      10-11 AM     Cook Training

Oct. 29       Tues.      6-7 PM       Cook Training

Dec. 11        Wed.      6 PM           Potluck Dinner/Feedback

Season End - Thank You - Date TBD

Serving soup daily from November 1 thru March 31

Daily schedule:

4:30     Pick up soup Monday thru Friday

5:40     Load van

6:00     Depart church   

             Arrive Estevan Park and serve

             Arrive Z-Mansion and serve

             Arrive Santa Cruz church and serve

8:00    Return to Church for clean up

Schedule exceptions:

We have found that Tucson Families provide an abundance of meals on the following days, so we do not deliver soup  on:


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

In the Kitchen - Volunteers always welcome!

  • Making soup on weekends or holidays  

  • Picking up the soup from Caridad  Community Kitchen

  • Making cookies or bread 

  • Looking for and picking up donated bread 

  • Cutting up meat, veggies or bread 

  • Wrapping spoons and napkins together 

In the Van - Volunteers always welcome!

  • 4 - Volunteers per night

                       Driver/Server - 1

                       Servers - 3 

Communicating with the team

  • Commitment day reminder texts/calls

  • Filling in the calendar dates with volunteers

  • Distributing and publishing the calendar

  • Contacting on call people when subs are needed


What are the specific jobs needing to be done?

     Drive the van      

     Serve soup.

     Make Soup on weekends or holidays.

     Make phone calls

     Pick up soup from Caridad on week day afternoons.

     Make cookies in the MHT kitchen.

     Make bread in the MHT kitchen.

     Look for and pick up donated bread.

     Cut up meat, veggies, and bread.

     Wrap spoons and napkins together.

How much time does it require?

     Making soup requires 2-3 people or 2 couples for about 2 1/2 to 3

     hours on a Saturday or Sunday.

     Serving requires a commitment from 6 PM to 8:30 PM

What kind of commitment do I need to make?

     Our serving season is from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31st.   

     Your commitment can be as little as one day a month. Some

      people volunteer  a number of days per month.  

     You sign up for your dates a month in advance. Our schedule is 

     as flexible as you need it.  

Will training be provided?

     We will have training sessions during the month of October.

Applying as a Volunteer at the Most Holy Trinity Parish.

  1. Go to WWW.diocesetucson.org
  2. On the Secondary banner, Click on “About Us”, 
  3. On the pull down menu, Select Employment/Volunteer opportunities.
  4. This will bring up the Employment & Volunteer Opportunities page.
  5. Scroll down until you see Parish Volunteer Opportunities.  Keep scrolling down until you see Most Holy Trinity.
  6. Click on the word Volunteer in the left hand column.
  7. This will take to the Employment & Volunteer Opportunities application page, click on the Apply for this Position Box.
  8. Follow the instructions on the application. Once you are complete, submit.
  9. You will receive and email saying your application has been received.
  10. Your application will then be processed at the Parish Office.

Want to Volunteer?

Drop us a line to get started and then apply as a volunteer.

Soup Patrol

Most Holy Trinity Parish, Tucson, AZ