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Even though the Good Shepherd Community of Faith will no longer be in the building, the South Buffalo Community Table will continue to serve at 187 Southside Parkway Mondays through Thursdays 4 pm to 5 pm.

Please send all mail to: South Buffalo Community Table  |  P.O. Box 1067  |  Buffalo, NY 14220
About the Table

Since 1983 the South Buffalo Community Table soup kitchen has been serving over a thousand hot meals a month to the hungry in our community.


It is because of our many wonderful volunteers, local farmers, businesses and the South Buffalo community that we are able to offer nutritious, hot meals Monday through Thursday each week and on holidays.

Support Us


Generous local grocery stores continue to support us with breads, fruits, vegetables and meat donations throughout the year.    We do need to supplement these from time to time to fill out the day’s menu. 


Your financial support helps the Table pay food bills, utilities, maintenance on the equipment, insurance and so much more. Many people donate in memory of a loved one.


You, your church, or organization can help by hosting a food drive.

Call us for a current list of needs –usually canned goods, paper products and cleaning supplies. 



Our volunteers are amazing. Typical volunteer tasks include: sorting and bagging the many breads and other donations we receive, cutting fruits and vegetables for the soup and dinner that day, cooking and serving the meal, preparing beverages, washing dishes and cleaning.


Volunteers usually work one day a week or month from 1–5:15 pm, but hours are flexible.

The South Buffalo Community Table is located at

187 Southside Pkwy. in Buffalo

Mailing Address is P.O. Box 1067, Buffalo, NY 14220

Tel: 716 822-3193

Attend the Get Together

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Ironworkers Banquet Hall

196 Orchard Park Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224


Celebrate with Mary Beth and the volunteers who run the Table four days a week, 52 weeks a year by attending the South Buffalo Community Table Get Together. There are several ways you can lend your support:

Donate to the Basket Raffle or Silent Auction

What a great way to promote your business or help make the event an even bigger success! Items such as theme baskets, gift certificates, sports memorabilia, original artwork and photography are all truly appreciated. 


Donate Money 

Please send any donations, made payable to South Buffalo Community Table, to the address below.


Place a Patron Ad

in our Program Booklet. Coming soon: Ad sizes and prices will be listed on our Facebook page and website.


All contributions will be recognized in our

souvenir Program Booklet.


In early 1983, the South Buffalo Ecumenical Association, a local organization of religious denominational groups, identified a need to help the growing number of poor and homeless people living in our community.


It was thought that despite their diverse religious beliefs, the association membership serves one God and that it is in serving others that they best serve Him.


Sister Celeste O’Bryan, a Sister of Mercy and member of the South Buffalo Ecumenical Association, happened to be present at the meeting when the need for a director was discussed.


Sister Celeste agreed to take on the responsibility on a “temporary” basis. That responsibility continued for over 30 years.


In 2015, Sister Kristen Schmitz, SSJ, joined Sister Celeste as an assistant to the operations of the South Buffalo Community Table. 


Upon Sister Celeste’s retirement in 2016, Sister Kristen took the Coordinator position at the Table, reminding us that the South Buffalo Community Table is a ministry, not a welfare agency. Sr. Kristen retired at the end of 2020.

We are fortunate that Mary Beth has joined us as Manager in time for the 2021 holiday season.

Contact Us

South Buffalo Community Table is located at:

187 Southside Pkwy. in Buffalo.

Enter the side door of

Good Shepherd Church

Please send all mail to:

P.O. Box 1067, Buffalo, NY 14220

Tel: 716 822-3193

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