Our Beginnings
The Soup Kitchen at George Street United Church was opened in the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre with the support of Kathy LeGrow. Since its inception in January 2002 the Soup Kitchen has fed over 30,000 people without missing a Friday.

Our Future
Thanks to the patronage of Elinor Gill-Ratcliffe and government grant monies, our Soup Kitchen expanded to include a Computer Access Program. In a Needs Assessment, many Soup Kitchen clients said they required computers for job searching and internet/e-mail access. A seniors’ focus group also indicated a need for computer access.

Kitchen Services Expansion 
We are currently offering a “hot breakfast” every Monday Morning for the winter months (January-March) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  Husky Energy continues to serve as the corporate sponsor and provides both financial support and volunteers . All are welcome!

Our Sponsors
Through the generous support of sponsors, we are able to provide a hot, nutritious meal to 120-140 people weekly.  We sincerely thank all our volunteers, as well as our corporate and individual sponsors for their continued support:

Pratt Foundation
Revenue Canada
City Honda
Price Waterhouse
Convergys
Boston Pizza
Blue Buoy Foods
Fry Foundation
East Coast Catering
NALCOR
Canship Ugland
Manna Bakery
Tim Horton’s (Ropewalk Lane)
CRA Social Club
Prudential Reardon Realty
Wood Gundy
Dept Municipal Affairs Staff
Altius
Elenor Ratcliffe
Capital Hyundai
Stewart McKelvey-Lawyers
Delta Hotel
Pennecon
Ches Penney & Family
The Keg
The United Way
Production Services Network

How You Can Help The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Soup Kitchen @ George Street United Church:

  • volunteer in the Soup Kitchen on Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or help in our Breakfast Program, Mondays from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • become a  sponsor of the Outreach program
  • remember a loved one by giving a special gift to the outreach centre
  • become a fundraising volunteer
  • volunteer as a parking lot attendant for events at Mile 1. One evening has the potential to raise $400… that can make a lot of soup!

Contact our Office at 726-8775