Belfast Soup Kitchen
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.
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.
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.
“I love the Belfast Soup Kitchen because it’s like another family to me, and does a fantastic job.”
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.
Belfast Soup Kitchen was selected again by Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for January 2020!
The Belfast Soup Kitchen is celebrating Christmas and marking a big New Year's resolution