Belfast Soup Kitchen
Our services

Belfast Soup Kitchen does more than provide high quality, nutritious meals 5 days a week year-round. We create a supportive, warm environment for guests to gather for conversation and to access resources. We roll out the welcome mat that is the first step on the path to greater independence and hope for the future.

Belfast Soup Kitchen - Guests eating lunch

Morning Coffee Social Hour

Service starts at 10:30 am (M-F)

Every weekday morning we hold our “coffee hour,” a welcoming, bistro-like setting, specially created to build community, and combat the social isolation often felt by our guests. During this time, guests socialize over a good cup of coffee and fine pastries and breads, in addition to “shopping” for various perishable food items such as breads, desserts, meat, cheese, to take home.

Daily, Homemade Lunch

Service starts at 11:30 am, get seconds at 12:15, bring your containers at 12:30 pm | (M-F) 

Each weekday, we prepare and serve nutritious, hot meals for those who are hungry in the City of Belfast and Waldo County. Open year-round, we serve 70-80 guests on an average day and as many as 90 on busy days. Additionally, we supply guests with daily produce, fruit and pastries to take home.

Emergency Food Baskets 

We supply emergency groceries to individuals as referred by local city organizations. We provide emergency food boxes after operating hours as needed which is coordinated with the Belfast Police Department, Waldo County Sheriff’s Department and City Hall.

Health Screenings

A Public Health Nurse from Waldo County General Hospital offers guests blood pressure and cholesterol screening, flu shots during flu season and diabetic counseling.

More than
a soup kitchen!

“The Belfast Soup Kitchen is a critical partner to Good Shepherd Food Bank and our shared goal to end hunger in Maine. BSK’s vision to expand its programming and provide more support for the neighbors they serve, in a warm and welcoming environment, is exactly the kind of holistic approach that will not just provide food today but create long-term solutions to reduce the need tomorrow.”
Kristen Miale I President, Good Shepherd Food Bank

“Belfast Soup Kitchen’s dedication to providing daily food service and support for those in need is impressive. Their fantastic work and collaboration with other social services organizations allows them to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the community.”
Megan Williams I Executive Director, United Midcoast Charities

Thank you to all
our volunteers!

All of our critical services and programming is made possible by our staff members, 1 part-time and 1 full-time, and our community of 40+ dedicated volunteers.

Thank you to all
our supporters!

All of our critical services and programming are entirely supported by generous financial and in-kind donations from area businesses, individuals and various regional grant resources.

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