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.

  • Andrews Korean SDA Church
  • Baroda Church of God
  • Berrien County Council for Children
  • Berrien Springs Middle School Classroom
  • Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Christian Reformed Church of St Joseph
  • Church of the Mediator
  • Coloma United Methodist Church
  • Covenant Christian Church
  • Fairplain Presbyterian 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
  • Honor Credit Union
  • Martin’s Supermarkets
  • Maytag Commercial Laundry Group
  • 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
  • Silver Beach Pizza
  • 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
  • Trinity Lutheran Church – Berrien Springs
  • Union Memorial A.M.E. Church
  • Washington Avenue Church of God
  • Woodland Shores Baptist Church
  • Zion Evangelical UCC of Saint Joseph
  • Zion United Church of Christ – Baroda

Other Volunteers:

  • Dave and Sheryl Vander Ploeg – bread pickup
  • John Styf – bread pickup
  • Mike Whittaker – bread pickup
  • Christmas Day – Lulenski Family and Friends
  • Thanksgiving Day – Grande Mere Inn
  • Dozens of community service volunteers

Regular Donors:

  • Bob Evans Restaurant
  • 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
  • ThompTech.com — Website & Internet Services
  • Twin City Chicks/Benton Harbor Bee Company
  • Whirlpool Test Kitchen

Board of Directors

  • Leslie Ashmore
  • Sharon Austin
  • Rob Burgess
  • K.C. Gast, Vice President and Secretary
  • Debbie Gillespie, President
  • Julee Lawrence
  • Rob Romano
  • Alex Schaeffer, Treasurer
  • Andy Takacs
  • Paula Vogie
  • Chris Woodruff

Our Wish List

  • Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • Dry Milk (mostly used to add to dry creamer)
  • COFFEE-we use at least 3 Cups of ground coffee per day. A $20 donation furnishes about six days of coffee.
  • Bar towels
  • Sporks
  • 6-oz Styrofoam Cups
  • Best Donation of all — Money. It is easy to store, and we can buy more food per dollar than you can.

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