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

  • Cafeteria TRAYS.  We are running short of trays and need $180 to buy 24 new ones. If you donate on the form below, you can specify “trays” on your donation form.
  • COFFEE-we use at least 3 Cups of ground coffee per day.  A $20 donation furnishes about six days of coffee.
  • Powdered coffee creamer
  • Bar towels
  • Daily needs:  sporks, luncheon napkins, 6-ounce styrofoam cups
  • Usual needs: diced tomatoes, other canned vegetables, canned fruits. #10 cans preferred!!!
  • As always, your monetary donations are very much needed. We can purchase food at a lesser cost … and the money is much easier to store than the cans!
  • You Make a BIG Difference — Donate below
  • Help stop hunger in America — support your local soup kitchen! We served over 46,000 meals last year to your neighbors.

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