April 16-22 is National Volunteer Week!
The Soup Kitchen has the most amazing team of volunteers, dedicated to serving our diners a nutritious meal throughout the week – with respect and compassion. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Feeding Community!
Thanks for Volunteering Grace!
Grace Lorre, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill and serving as Minister of State for Child Care, volunteered on March 3rd at The Soup Kitchen. Thanks for your amazing help!
A Great Community Partner!
A shout out to Martha’s Delectables (3-1267 Fairfield Road in Victoria) for the huge donations of yummy shortbread. Our diners love these treats!
Since 1982 – 40 Years Feeding Community
On Friday November 12, 1982. founders Murray and Edna Black opened The Soup Kitchen in the basement of St. Andrew’s Cathedral to welcome hungry local residents in need of a safe haven, to be nourished witout judgement, Today, 40 years later, their fierce dedication to making a difference in the lives of those in need continues as a comfort, and in some instances a lifeline, for the downtown community.
The Society is a registered non-profit, non-denominational charity. Located in the basement of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 740 View Street Victoria, it is open Monday to Friday – including all holidays.
The Soup Kitchen feeds those in need.
As an organization we have stayed true to our founders’ values and in our steadfast commitment to our diners.
The Soup Kitchen celebrates diversity and is committed to a culture of inclusiveness and respect. This extends to our diners, volunteers, business and community partners.
Current Meal Program
Open 8:00 am to 10:00 am, with soup-to-go meal service.
Each bag is packed with healthy protein-rich ingredients including hot soup (made fresh every morning), a meat and cheese filled sandwich, yogurt, and a hard-boiled egg. Two fruits, a sweet, bottled water, and hot tea or coffee completes each meal. For many, this will be their primary and only meal of the day.
The Soup Kitchen acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory we serve on, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.