EVERY DONATION COUNTS

The Soup Kitchen, Inc. (the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen) began operations on March 8, 1980 serving three meals a week. The Soup Kitchen, an independent non-profit corporation, now serves a large, healthy noon-time meal every day of the year. 54,473 meals were served last year. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Lunch service starts at 11:30 and ends at 12:50 PM daily.

The Soup Kitchen is staffed by volunteers from churches, clubs, businesses and schools who prepare and serve the meals. Most groups also purchase the food for their serving day. The Soup Kitchen has strong support from thousands of generous individuals, churches, organizations, and companies who are committed to taking care of those in need in our community. Our database of volunteers and donors has now topped 10,000 entries.

Your support is vital to the Soup Kitchen. Less than 2% of our funding comes from grants…98% comes from individuals and businesses in our communities.
We need YOUR help: No Soup Kitchen patron pays anything for food or services.

One of every six people in the USA have some level of food insufficiency. Sadly, one in five children in the United States suffers from food insufficiency.

Our Wish List

     ITEMS we need:  disposable plastic or latex kitchen gloves
cleaning cloths — bar mops or microfiber gloves
aprons
16-cup KitchenAid Food Processor  We had one, and we still have all the tools, but the motor died.

  • If you have food on hand, we can take it if it is not expired or opened. In general, it is better that you do not buy food for us. We can buy food cheaper than you can, and we will buy much larger cans. Why? We have to open 18 15-oz cans to serve 100 people. We are happy to take game meats, but they must be processed by a licensed processor.
  • We accept donations from 9 AM-1 PM. Call for other times.
  • Do not leave food outside our delivery door. Anything left outside must be discarded.
    Our delivery door is by the driveway off Oak Street. Click here to go to the map on our contact page.

233 Michigan Street

Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (We are at the back (east end) of the Salvation Army building.)

Mail: PO Box 8210 Benton Harbor, MI 49023