About the Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen is operated by the 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry; a registered non-profit, non-denominational society. We serve breakfast Monday to Friday: no one is turned away and no one leaves hungry.

The Soup Kitchen is staffed by approximately 100 volunteers, with the exception of a caretaker who receives a modest honorarium.

A board of directors oversees operations. The board, which meets monthly, includes:

  • Maureen Halstead-Rogoza (Chair)
  • Calvin Jones (Vice-chair)
  • Pat Plunkett (Treasurer)
  • Dorothy Parker (Secretary)
  • Sheila Connelly
  • Pat O’Neill
  • Susan Nawrocki
  • Kate Mailer

Our annual budget is currently approximately $75,000.

St Andrew’s Cathedral has been our landlord since 1982, and generously provides us space for minimal rent. More on the history of the 9-10 Club…

Financial supporters include the Capital City Lodge #61 Knights of Pythias, Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island, Hoyne Brewing, the Victoria Foundation and approximately 75 individual donors.  We would also like to acknowledge the generous food donations we receive from COBs Bakery, Crumsby’s Cupcake Café, the Dutch Bakery, the Renaissance Bakery and Thrifty Foods.

The society is a registered charity in Canada (charitable registration number: 132001553RR0001) and a registered society in British Columbia (23789).