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.


Mission

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. 


Territorial Acknowledgement

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.