The Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen is made possible by the contributions of our sponsoring Organizations and Volunteers. Without you we would not exist.

The Soup Kitchen in Benton Harbor is staffed by volunteers from churches or businesses. Most groups donate the food for their day at the Soup Kitchen. They also cook, serve and help with light clean-up in the kitchen.

Serving Groups:
• 1st Source Bank
• Anchor Church of God
• Andrews Korean SDA Church
• Beck Family & Friends
• Berrien Springs Middle School Classroom
• Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
• Chef’s Corner
• Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
• Christian Reformed Church of St Joseph
• Church of the Mediator
• Coloma United Methodist Church
• Fairplain Presbyterian Church
• Freedom Life Church
• First Congregational Church ― St Joseph
• First Presbyterian Church ― Benton Harbor
• First United Methodist Church ― St Joseph
• Friends of Soup Kitchen
• Harbor Country Progress
• Hartford United Methodist
• Highland Avenue SDA Church
• Martin’s Supermarket
• Michigan State Police
• Moms With A Mission
• Napier Parkview Baptist Church• Peace Lutheran Church
• Pioneer Memorial Church
• Saron Lutheran Church
• Scottdale United Methodist Church
• Second Baptist Church• Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club
• St Augustine of Canterbury Church
• St Bernard’s Parish
• St John’s Catholic Church
• St Joseph Catholic Church, Saint Joseph, MI
• St Paul’s Episcopal Church
• Stevensville United Methodist Church
• Storyline Church
• Trinity Lutheran Church ― St. Joseph
• Union Memorial A.M.E. Church
• Woodland Shores Baptist Church
• Zion Evangelical UCC of Saint Joseph
• Zion United Church of Christ — Baroda

Other Volunteers:
• Dave and Sheryl Vander Ploeg ― donations pickup
• Christmas Day ― Wallace Family and Friends
• Thanksgiving Day — Grande Mere Inn
• Dozens of community service volunteers

Regular Donors:
• Benton Harbor Bee Company
• Benton Harbor KFC
• Falak Farms
• The Flour Shop
• Golden Brown Bakery
• Hanson Logistics
• Hillside Farm
• Ma’s Organic Garden
• Martin’s Supermarkets
• Memories of India
• Panera Bread
• RB Miller Farms
• Silver Beach Pizza
• ThompTech Web & Computer Services
• Twin City Chicks
• Whirlpool Test Kitchen

Board of Directors

• Leslie Ashmore
• Sharon Austin
• Rob Burgess
• K.C. Gast, Vice President and Secretary
• Debbie Gillespie, President
• Julee Laurent
• Rob Romano
• Alex Schaeffer, Treasurer
• Andy Takacs
• Yolanda Thrash
• Chris Woodward

Our Wish List

  • In general, we prefer that you not buy food for us–it is much better for us if you donate the money rather than purchasing food.
  • Why? We can buy food cheaper than  you can, and donated food must be sorted, organized, cleaned, and inventoried.
  • It is far better for us if you save the shopping and delivery time and just donate that money.  Just click on the orange donate button above.
  • If you still wish to donate items, these are things we need for every lunch sack:
  • piece of fruit
  • small bag of chips or pretzels
  • BIGGEST NEED: bottles of water
    As of August, we are using about 140 bottles of water per day
  • Thanks to all you farmers, amateurs and professionals, for all the lovely produce. We are handing out fresh produce to the guests almost every day now!

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