Loaves & Fishes

Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen serves hundreds of Trenton’s hungry and homeless with hot food and drink. The soup kitchen features restaurant style service, where clients sit down and are served by volunteers, unlike other soup kitchens where food is dispensed in a cafeteria-like line. Aquinas provides interested students transportation to and from Trenton in order to help serve meals.


Students gather to volunteer at a farm four miles off campus (we go once a month). It is owned by a retired Princeton professor, Bob, and his wife Caroline. Tasks include weeding, harvesting, digging beds, shoveling manure, and tending to the chickens, cows, and goats.

Get Involved

To ask questions or get involved with service at Aquinas, please contact Nadia Makuc at

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

Mother Teresa