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We are excited to announce that the Belfast Soup Kitchen as been selected as one of the organizations on this years Community Matters More ballot sponsored by Bangor Savings! We need YOUR help to vote for the BSK. You can vote online here. Voting ends February 28. You can vote one time for five different organizations. You will find the Belfast Soup Kitchen under the Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo category. The top two organizations from each geographical category will receive $5,000! As always, we appreciate your dedication and support towards the BSK! Happy voting 🙂


We are excited to announce the schematics of our new building! Take a look at the design here. Once again, we want to thank all our donors and supporters who have helped us along the way to make this design and dream possible.


The BSK would like to extend our thanks to United Realty! Read about the story and generous donation here.

The Republican Journal. Photo by: Fran Gonzalez

The Belfast Soup Kitchen staff, Board of Directors, volunteers and guests thank United Midcoast Charities for the generous support of the BSK mission. UMC’s mission, to help support nonprofit organizations, has a major impact on the most vulnerable in Knox and Waldo County — Midcoast Maine.


The Soup Kitchen is moving to it’s new location at Reny’s Plaza in Belfast on Thursday, July 26th. The Soup Kitchen will be closed on Friday, July 27th. It will reopen on Monday, July 30th at it’s new location. Our phone number will remain the same. The contact for more information is Holly Brown, Operations Manager.


On Tuesday, June 5 a member of the BSK Board of Directors presented to the Belfast City Council on the status of a new home. Please review the press release below. As always, we want to thank our continued donors and supporters because this wouldn’t be possible without you!

BSK Press Release



We have some very exciting news!

Beginning the 1st of January through the end of February every Hannaford Fight Hunger Bag sold at the Hannaford store on 93 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast ME will now generate a $1 donation to support Belfast Soup Kitchen!

THAT’S RIGHT!
The Hannaford Fight Hunger Bag now costs $2.50 with a $1 donation for EVERY bag sold!


The Belfast Co-op devotes the month of October to the Belfast Soup Kitchen for their “Common Cents” program.  Customers are asked to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar to help the BSK.  Last November customers donated $4,500 to the BSK.  We will have a table set up a for a few days to answer customer questions and hope to see everyone there. As always, the soup kitchen couldn’t function without all the love and support of the Belfast community! Click here for more information on the program.


Board members Veronica Shaw (left) and Mary Brand (right) with Megan Williams, Executive Director of United Midcoast Charities.
Board members attended the United MidCoast Charities (UMCC) breakfast on September 29 with John Vieham, President of the UMCC Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We want to thank all the runners who came out for our first 5k event on September 9! The results are posted below. We hope to see everyone again next year!

Name Time
Johnida Dockens 29.01
Patrick Dockens 34.14
Paula Herron 24.58
Romy Lafage 29.29
Freddy Lafage 29.48
Katie Buckley 34.27
Justin Flom 50.48
Kate NaDeau 50.49

The Soup Kitchen is excited to announce our first annual 5K event!

The run will take place on September 9 at 8 a.m.

Parking is available at the soup kitchen.

For more information and to register online visit http://www.active.com/belfast-me/running/distance-running-races/belfast-soup-kitchen-5k-event-2017

Runners or walkers are welcome and we hope to see a large turnout for our first 5K event to support the Belfast Soup Kitchen!


Please join us on Tuesday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Flatbread Company in Rockland, Maine to support the United Midcoast Charities fundraiser. For many years the UMCC Grants have contributed to the ongoing support of the Belfast Soup Kitchen.  Their fundraiser tomorrow night,Tuesday, the 18th, between 5p.m. and 9p.m., gives the BSK Board an opportunity to say a collective, “thank you”.


President of the Board, Mary Brand, along with volunteers and manager, Kathy Ferland, accept the Bank of America Grant from Brian King and Gerald Davidson. This grant money is used to assist with operating expenses at Belfast Soup Kitchen.

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