Christmas Day at The Soup Kitchen!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made Christmas morning so special for our diners. Great food and much joy. Merry Christmas to all

The Spirit of Giving – Thank you St. Elizabeth’s Parish!

200 gift bags, with warm socks, hats, gloves, chocolates and a handwritten note, were generously donated by St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Sidney – to make Christmas Day at The Soup Kitchen a blessing for those in need. 

Thanks Hoang Family!

Our diners loved the spring rolls and beef stew you graciously prepared and handed out. Your community spirit is so inspirational.

Can You Help Us?

With the cold weather approaching, we are in need of warm hats, gloves, scarves and socks for our diners, many who are unhoused. If you knit or can contribute – please contact us at

The volunteers at The Soup Kitchen sure have been busy!

As an essential food resource for downtown Victoria, we are serving 18% more meals this year in comparison to 2022. The increase is not a surprise, considering the use of food banks and soup kitchens have risen to their highest levels in Canadian history.

Since 1982 – Over 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 without 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 at 740 View Street Victoria, it is open Monday to Friday – including all holidays.

Our 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.