Belfast Soup Kitchen
Our mission

Belfast Soup Kitchen provides a safe community where our guests can find food, comfort and hope for the future in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

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Our Vision

Belfast Soup Kitchen aims to eliminate chronic hunger for the people and families of Belfast and surrounding Waldo County communities by offering nutritious food, connections to resources, educational opportunities to mitigate the associated poverty, and integration into our community as valued members.


Our Guests

We serve all guests that come, with no qualification. Our guests are among the most needy in Waldo county. In many cases, the lunch they receive will be the only full nutritious meal they have that day and sometimes their only social interaction. Our guests are senior citizens, the working poor, the unemployed, persons with intellectual or physical disabilities, veterans, families, and those who are experiencing homelessness.


Our Values

  • Culturing compassion for those we serve; walk in their shoes

  • Treating our guests with dignity and respect
  • Providing a safe and affirming environment

  • Encouraging support and involvement from the larger community

  • Maintaining stewardship and transparency in the use of our donated resources

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“I love the Belfast Soup Kitchen because it’s like another family to me, and does a fantastic job.”


Latest News

  • Giving-Tuesday-2020

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow!

As more people suffer, we’ve seen a surge in global kindness and people taking proactive steps to generate solutions for all. From grocery shopping for the elderly to delivering meals or offering free classes online, acts of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic are providing uplifting moments of joy in a world beset by anxiety.

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News from the Belfast Soup Kitchen (by Mary Brand, President BSK Board)

The evolution of the BSK is a story worth telling.  From its humble beginnings as an outreach ministry of St Francis Church which realized it could no longer support the Soup Kitchen with the downturn in the economy in 2009. At that time, some parishioners and concerned citizens worked together to form a Board of Directors; and with a lawyer’s guidance, became a nonprofit.

Our Partners & 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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