SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral (Cathedral Kitchen)

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral (Cathedral Kitchen)
Today’s Date: * Monday, July 3, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

1347 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States
County *
Your Name * Deacon Stevee Hodges
Your Title *
Pastoral Associate
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (317) 634-4519
Executive Director’s Name *
Fr. James Brockmeier
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
To reach out to the homeless, the needy, the poor, the marginalized people in our neighborhoods by offering food, respect, encouragement, prayers and goodwill
To be a bridge for those more fortunate so they may better understand the needs of our guests and provide time, help and assistance to the program either directly or indirectly
To provide a welcoming site for students to serve the poor and instill in them a life long commitment to helping the poor
To pray together and learn from each other so we may become a special and welcoming neighborhood of God
To provide a safe and welcoming environment that is conducive to serving meals to the poor, needy, homeless and disenfranchised.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • [9) Hunger
  • [11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
The Cathedral Kitchen had its beginning during the Great Depression, when the cathedral parish handed out peanut butter sandwiches to those in need. Eventually these offerings grew to include coffee and donuts, and eventually a weekly dinner. During the 1980s, the operation moved into the vacant cathedral elementary school building and offerings grew to include a daily meal and food pantry. Currently, the Cathedral Kitchen serves 3,200 meals and provides food pantry items to 1,080 clients each month.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Volunteer coordinator Linda Eichholtz
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (317) 251-1471