Soup kitchens need help

2016-01-26 06:00
Soup kitchens in Capricorn and Lavender Hill are in need of donations to continue feeding more than 350 people.

Soup kitchens in Capricorn and Lavender Hill are in need of donations to continue feeding more than 350 people.

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Soup kitchens in Capricorn and Lavender Hill are in need of donations.

The soup kitchens, which run twice a week, help more than 350 adults and children, explains volunteer Richard Saner.

“For them, standing in the queue for a nutritious cup of soup and a slice of bread is worth it, as it is their only healthy meal that week,” he says.

The volunteers also provide a safe space for children, who come early to colour in or listen to music and stories.

The soup kitchens are in need of help – either through volunteers’ time or donations of carrots, potatoes, butternut, turnips, celery, stock cubes, soup mix, lentils, onions and oranges. A collection box is also available at the Tokai library.

“We are experiencing difficulties during this harsh economic climate in securing funds and items for the regular running of the soup kitchens,” he says.

V For more information, or to donate, email Saner on

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