Hope House on Eagle Street in Utica is a soup kitchen and day shelter that has been serving people in need for 22 years.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and his staff spent part of the afternoon at Hope House today volunteering their time to serve lunch.

Brindisi said the Hope House is a great cause and his staff spends time there every few months.

Hope House began by serving 7,000 meals in 1992, and in 2013 they served over 99,000 meals. All of the work at Hope House, from food prep to serving to cleaning, is done by volunteers.

To learn how you can get involved at Hope House, you can contact Executive Director Tom Labayewski at 315-793-3723.