The Mission

The Kitchen’s mission is to provide a free meal to St. Peter, MN area residents in need.  

The Idea

The idea for a free meal for St. Peter area residents came from a group of youth that served in soup kitchens during a mission trip to Chicago. Wanting to continue their mission work locally, they started The Kitchen.  

Guiding Principles

  • We treat those we serve with respect, courtesy and integrity.
  • We recognize and address the issues in cross-cultural ministry including racial and economic inequalities.
  • We foster a safe and caring environment.
  • The Kitchen will be governed by a Board of Directors.

Founding Youth Members

Laura Kienlen
Alex Natwick
Makenzie Woyda
Reed Woyda