Lunchtime Ministry provides an oasis for those who need a nourishing meal and a place to sit with friends.

What is
Lunchtime Ministry?

Lunchtime Ministry (LTM) was started in the 1970’s by the people of St. Matthew Trinity to provide a warm meal, hospitality, and community for our neighbors who are homeless, marginally housed, or just hungry.


The mission is to provide our Hoboken neighbors with a warm meal, a compassionate community, and a peaceful place to spend the morning.  We strive to be a place where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

can you join
our table?

Four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, St. Matthew Trinity’s parish hall becomes an oasis for those who need a nourishing meal and a place to sit with friends.


Supported by donations and volunteers, Lunchtime Ministry provides food and welcome to around 65 guests each day we are open.

We welcome you too!

does the food come from?

LTM receives donations from generous Hoboken restaurants and stores, including Bagels on the Hudson, Johnny Pepperoni, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Vito's Deli, Schnackenberg's Luncheonette, Chick-fil-A, Starbuck's, Qdoba Mexican Grill, the Cheesecake Factory, and Trader Joe's; as well as generous individuals throughout the community.

the food?

A crew of dedicated volunteers (4-8 people per day, as well as occasional larger groups) spends the morning making and serving food, organizing donations, and cleaning up afterwards.


Spike Enzweiler, the program manager, manages day-to-day activities. An advisory board made up of church and community members oversees LTM.




We can use volunteer help anytime during our open hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Volunteers help prepare and serve meals, sort donations, and keep our space clean. 


One hour of your time can make a difference, so come on by! Large groups welcome.


To sign up, please email:


or call the church office at


are appreciated

How to Donate


We gratefully accept donations during open hours (8 AM to 12 PM, M-TH) and on Sunday mornings. You can drop off in the Parish Hall. The following items are needed all year long:

  • Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls

  • Plastic forks and spoons

  • Napkins

  • Coffee

  • Sugar

  • Milk

  • Socks and underwear

  • Sleeping bags and blankets

  • Backpacks and duffel bags

  • Razors and deodorant

  • Toilet paper

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

How you can

Online giving form:


(Under "Designation," select "Lunch Time Ministry.")

You can also donate via check payable to
St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry, sent to
 57 8th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Or check out our Amazon wish list to donate specific items.

Thank you for your support!

More information is at the Lunchtime Ministry website:


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Our Partners

We partner with many local organizations, including:

​We are always looking for more partners. Let us know if you have resources to share with us. 


Contact us:

Email: volunteers@stmatthewtrinity.org


Tel.: 201-659-4499.


St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church is a compassionate community that invites all people to experience God’s grace through faith, service, music, and teaching.

We envision a world where all people are fed, brought into community, and experience the wideness of God’s compassion.


8th & Hudson Streets

Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Tel. 201-659-4499


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