IRISH SOUP KITCHEN CENTRES

The Irish Soup Kitchen Centres were set up on October 15th 2013. The purpose of setting up these soup kitchens is to help people struggling with the down turn in the economy. We have seen men, women and children avail of our services.

Our soup kitchen in Drogheda opens 7 days a week from 9AM to 5PM. We serve breakfast, dinner and tea on a daily basis.

All are welcome and we like to make it a nice and friendly dining experience with all the features of a fine class restaurant.

We serve approximately 2,300 hot meals per week; originally we thought we would be serving approximately 800 – 1200 hot meals. It goes to show that no one knows just how bad things are unless directly in need.

The service we provide not only caters for the homeless, We welcome single parents, unemployed people or anyone that is in need, hungry or just needs someone to talk to.

We supply food hampers to houses that are in need of our services. To date we have supplied over €1,000,000 worth of food hampers with a lot of the food having been donated by Foodcloud, Ballymaguire Foods, Country Crest, Meade Potatos, J Veg Natures Best, Tesco, Dublin Meats, Deer Park Foods, Bradys Ham, O’Neills Bread, Bellview Eggs, Milan Foods and Boyne Valley Foods.

These companies made all of our efforts possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them for their very kind support.

We are opening our new soup kitchen in Navan, Co. Meath in the coming weeks where we will provide the same eating experience and the same service.

We are also opening our new soup kitchen in Dublin on Ushers Quay. The new facility will be able to serve up to 10,000 hot meals per week and we hope to provide up to 1,000 food hampers per week. We hope this will help some of the very worthy charities that are under pressure at this moment.

It is our intention to open another soup kitchen in Dublin North side at some time in the near future.

The board hopes to open a new soup kitchen in every County in Leinster and this could take up to five years.

We want all members of the public to know that we applied for our charity number from revenue and also we applied to the charity regulator. We have lodged our certified accounts with them and also with the CRO. It is important for people to know how their money is being spent.

             Important Notice Due to planning issues.

                  The official opening of the Usher's Quay soup kitchen will be slightly delayed

We are looking for volunteers for all the centres, Please call 085 8811112 anytime.

This is the van we purchased to do our food collections and our house to house deliveries. The van is refrigerated and meets with all health board standards. Since getting the van, it has made collections and deliveries a lot easier.

This is the van we purchased to travel the streets of Dublin on a daily basis 9AM – 3PM handing out sandwiches, milk and juices.

We recognise that there are a lot of good charities giving this service in the evening and at night. We hope this service will help people who can’t make it to one of these soup kitchens in the Dublin area.

We would like to thank all members of the public who has helped us on our journey to date, without your help this would not be possible.

On a final note for now I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who have helped us over the past two years for their great work and we hope for your continued support.

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