“The mission of the Belfast Soup Kitchen (BSK) is to provide a safe community where the guests can find food, comfort and hope for the future in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.”
The Belfast Soup Kitchen was originally developed and supported by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belfast. We have been in existence for over 10 years in a variety of places in the city of Belfast. We became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in December 2010 and are supported by generous donors throughout the area, as well as continuing grants from various sources.
The goals of the Belfast Soup Kitchen have always been to address some of the causes of poverty, inadequate education, health issues, nutritional deficiencies and a lack of socialization.
We have grown as an organization that originally fed up to 40 people per day to one that now feeds 70+ people per day, five days a week, year-round, at no cost to individual guests.
The Kitchen continues to serve those in need. In 2015 we served over 14,000 meals to our guests and in 2016 we served over 20,000 meals.