The Soup Kitchen is a program of the 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry Society. The Society is a registered non-profit, non-denominational charity.
In the early 1980’s, there were no organizations in Victoria dedicated to feeding the hungry. After watching two men searching for food in a dumpster, Murray and Edna Black decided to form the 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry. Meal services started on Friday, November 12, 1982. It is the oldest, completely volunteer-run food resource for the hungry in Victoria.
- Open Monday to Friday, by 7:00 am to 10:00 am, including all holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day).
- Menu includes a protein rich, hearty soup made fresh every day, eggs, bread, peanut butter and jam, fruit and sweets – along with coffee and tea.
- Safe, community-oriented haven.
Over 100 volunteers, with the exception of a caretaker who receives a modest honorarium, staff the kitchen. A board of directors meets monthly and oversees operations.
The annual budget is currently about $80,000. St. Andrew’s Cathedral has been our landlord since we began – generously provides space for minimal rent.
We invite you to support the Society as a member, as a donor, as a volunteer—or all three! More on the history of the 9-10 Club…
2021 Board of Directors:
- Teri Hustins, President
- Janet Moir, Vice President
- Pat Plunkett, Treasurer
- Dorothy Parker, Secretary
- Susan Nawrocki
- Dan Hickey
- Kate Mailer
- Sheila Connelly, Operations Co-ordinator
The Society is a registered charitable organization in Canada (Charitable Registration Number 132001553 RR0001) and a registered society in British Columbia.