About the Soup Kitchen

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.