What Is The Newbury Soup Kitchen?
The Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to the Newbury homeless community and those less fortunate than others. The primary operation is a friendly drop-in centre for vulnerable adults who perhaps have mental health issues or are just lonely. All are greeted with hot food and drinks every Thursday evening. A warm welcome awaits people who wish to socialise, find support, enjoy a hot meal and interact with like-minded people.
We Would Be Nowhere Without Volunteers
We rely heavily on our wonderful volunteers who are dedicated and caring people from all walks of life. Please contact us to offer your support, in whatever capacity. We always welcome assistance on Thursday evenings to collect, prepare and serve food. Most volunteers assist on a rota basis if they cannot commit every week. Get in touch if you feel you could help.
Hot Food And Drinks
Hot food and drinks are provided free of charge. On the menu are soup, beans on toast, sandwiches and cakes. All foodstuff is kindly donated by local businesses and the Newbury community as a whole, for which we are very grateful.
The People At The Heart Of The Kitchen
Founded and managed by Meryl Praill with the support of Andrew Williams, the Kitchen combines Meryl's experience in volunteering at the local food bank for four years, together with Andrew’s experience and dedication as a Salvation Army Officer.
Address And Opening Times
The Newbury Soup Kitchen at the Salvation Army hall is open from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Thursday. You will find us at 8 Northcroft Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1BU.
We are in constant need of tents, ground sheets and sleeping bags. Thermos flasks are always welcome, together with wind-up torches and portable water carriers. Warm winter hats and scarves, thermal gloves and socks, waterproof coats and hiking boots are always in demand. Pot Noodles are a popular choice for our visitors, particularly Chicken and Mushroom and Beef and Tomato flavours! Coffee and orange squash are much needed, used and appreciated. Please contact us to arrange a drop off. You’re always welcome to pop into the Soup Kitchen on a Thursday evening with any donation you would like to make.