How It All Began
Founded in 1989 by Jimmy & Phyllis Rotonno serving approximately 40-60 sandwich bags to the homeless per day (plus taking food to the local shut-ins).
Before Jimmy founded this soup kitchen he had a religious experience when dealing with a local homeless man where God told him to ‘feed his people’. Soon after Jimmy bought the land that would become Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen in Pompano Beach Florida.
Jimmy and his wife worked tirelessly to collect donations and feed the hungry and needy people who would come everyday. He experienced hardships and nearly had to close the doors for good on several occasions.
Through thick and thin Jimmy’s soup kitchen remained open thanks to the generous help of volunteers and philanthropic people and business. The poorest of South Florida continued to receive regular meals along with other types of donated goods such as clothes, bikes, and more.
Where We Are Today
‘Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen‘ AKA ‘Our Father’s House Family Services’ has grown to a full service Ministry under the care of Katie Crissy as CEO & Program Director.
A hot four course meal, plus a bag meal to go is served to 160-200 of the less fortunate daily, every week of the year.
The kitchen has a dining room, a clothing boutique (providing jeans. sneakers/shoes, T-shirts and other clothing items to the less fortunate). It also offers personal hygiene products and recycled bike transportation to the less fortunate along with a volunteer barber. On any given month 200-300 pairs of sneakers/shoes are provided.
With the help of our many dedicated volunteers and staff our kitchen is a happy place for the forgotten ones to come, eat, and enjoy themselves for an hour or so a day.
You can donate to our soup kitchen online through our website. Visit our donations page to learn about all the ways you can support the poor and needy of South Florida.